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Oath of Office

Oath of Office

According to Wikipedia, Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 of the United States Constitution, includes the Treaty Clause, which empowers the President of the United States to propose and chiefly negotiate agreements, which must be confirmed by the Senate, between the United States and other countries, which become treaties between the United States and other countries after the advice and consent of a supermajority (now 67 votes) of the United States Senate.

So how can 41 Democrats subvert the Constitution? How can the President, who negotiated this, do the same thing and encourage the Senate to go along? How can the Republicans go along as well?

This is baffling and this is the lawless world we live in now. The Constitution means something. Laws mean something.

Here is the oath of office President’s take. “”I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”

Here is the oath Senator’s take.  “I do solemnly swear that I will support the Constitution of the United States.”

Our word should mean something. We need politicians who have the character to live up to their word and provide leadership.

In the face of two months of fierce campaigning by opponents of the Iran nuclear deal, 41 Democrats have said publicly they will nevertheless support it. The tally gives President Barack Obama enough backing to stop a GOP effort to undo the deal in the Senate, without needing to exercise a veto, if all of those backers support a filibuster.

Source: 41 Democrats Back Iran Deal