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Congressional Oath of Office

They Can't Shut Down Mother Nature

Patricia McGuire | Posted 01.23.2014 | DC
Patricia McGuire

Attempting to "get away from it all" for a few hours over the weekend, I sought the beautiful sights of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge on the Eastern Shore. Well, I may have been two hours away from Washington but I didn't get away from anything.

Congressional Republicans Violate Oath of Office

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.30.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Before taking office, each member of Congress swears a simple, straightforward oath. It leaves little room for misinterpretation. They vow to support and defend the Constitution of the United States and to "faithfully discharge the duties of the office." High among those duties is paying the government's bills.

Do Political Pledges Constitute Illegal Vote Buying?

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 09.20.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

In my opinion, committing to special interest political pledges is a violation of a politician's congressional oath of office which they take "without any mental reservation". Commitment to dearly held political beliefs is to be commended; but swearing blind allegiance to them is not.