Wall? What Wall?

Wait, something doesn’t add up: If you’re President Donald J. Trump and you have a 52% approval rating from the American people, and you are negotiating with Congress, asking for $5.7 billion to fund a border wall along our southern border, and you only get less than a quarter of what you requested, $1.375 billion, even though you shut the Federal government down to make your point, you lost. In my rarely humble opinion. We, the American people, just like Charlie Brown have been rolled again! We’re being played….

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Lest I remind you ladies and gentlemen in Congress:

“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”
— U.S. Constitution, Article VI, clause 3

Here it is, just in case time has played tricks on your memories:

“I, (name of Member), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God” (5 U.S.C. §3331).

If you won’t properly fund the wall to protect our southern border, it strikes me that you are in violation of your oath of office.

What obligation do I have as a citizen to follow your laws, when you will not abide by your oath of office in pursuit of your most fundamental obligation as my representative?  After all, you are in effect saying that my citizenship has no value….

 

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4 thoughts on “Wall? What Wall?”

  1. Spot on. This is an unbelievable outcome to what is clearly a direct threat to our country… and the Demorats and Repubecans who refuse to protect our borders should be ashamed.

  2. We need the wall. It is not just about all the crime but sicknesses are being brought back here we had gotten rid of. Just the other day my grandson got a letter sent home that said they had a kid with measles and chicken pox. We have to make sure they go through the right channels for our kids health at schools. Not to mention our own. Quit playing politics and do your job!!

  3. I believe strongly in the Constitution of the United States of America and it needs to be followed !! Just like the Bible there are rules that need to be followed. The main problem is the swearing in of the new members of congress without the Bible!!They need to be tarred and feathered and run of of DC!! Just my opinion!! Rock on!!

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