This election cycle has really prompted me to do some research. The thing that I have come to realize is that a lot of the people who are supposed to represent me do not. In my name the Congress and the Administration has done plenty to eviscerate the Constitution. It is past time for us to stand up and stop this! In our names both the Bush Administration and the Pelosi led House and the Reid led Senate have given us such egregious legislation as:
It is time for citizens to say that you will not do these things in our name. It is time for us to say to those who we hire by giving them our votes, "No; not in my name!" He or she need to be true to the oath of office that he/she takes:
I 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.
They take an oath to defend the Constitution. It is worth noting here that the Commander in Chief views the Constitution as a "G-D piece of paper".
I like this "pledge" pledge:
The Pledge of Resistance
We believe that as people living
in the United States it is our
responsibility to resist the injustices
done by our government,
in our names
Not in our name
will you wage endless war
there can be no more deaths
no more transfusions
of blood for oil
Not in our name
will you invade countries
bomb civilians, kill more children
letting history take its course
over the graves of the nameless
Not in our name
will you erode the very freedoms
you have claimed to fight for
Not by our hands
will we supply weapons and funding
for the annihilation of families
on foreign soil
Not by our mouths
will we let fear silence us
Not by our hearts
will we allow whole peoples
or countries to be deemed evil
Not by our will
and Not in our name
We pledge resistance
We pledge alliance with those
who have come under attack
for voicing opposition to the war
or for their religion or ethnicity
We pledge to make common cause
with the people of the world
to bring about justice,
freedom and peace
Another world is possible
and we pledge to make it real.
This issue of civil liberties is too important for us to just sit on the sideline or to just vote based on our party.
With all due respect to Rep. Price, we need someone who is going to go to Congress and represent our views! I have a deep love for the Constitution of the United States. (With all due respect, Mr. President, the Constitution is far more than a G-D piece of paper; it is your job description.) Rep. Price should have never voted for the USA Patriot Act. I don't exactly agree with BJ Lawson on each stance that he takes but one thing that I trust is that he will defend the Constitution against all enemies both foreign and (especially) domestic! I will vote for him in November because Rep. Price should have known better than to vote for the Patriot Act; he cannot convince me that there is any good reason that he voted for it! I will give you this pledge too, if Dr. Lawson goes to Congress and votes his party's platform--over the Constitution--I will work for the person(Dem, Republic or whomever)to get him out as well; or I will run myself.
This is not about partisan politics; this is about standing up and saying that not in my name will we allow you to eviscerate the Constitution. Not in my name will we allow you to torture. Not in my name will I be forced to think that I must vote for a person simply because he or she has "D", "R", "L", or "I" behind his or her name.