Oath of Service
Oath to Service
From the military service member to the politician elected to the most powerful office in the land, each one takes an oath of service (or office). The oath varies by station or position but there is one thing that does not change:
Oath of Military Enlistment/Commission:
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign or domestic;”
Oath of Office of the President:
“I do solemly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United States of America, and I will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
I Took That Oath
My name is Chris Williams and I took that oath when I enlisted in the US Navy and again when I later enlisted in the MS Army National Guard. I no longer wear the uniform of the United States armed forces, but the oath I took has no expiration date.
I have no doubt that most of the men and women who commit themselves to such an honorable, albeit hazardous profession were serious about that oath. However, I often wonder how many actually know or even understand what it is they are sworn to support and defend.
I can think of no other time in my life when supporting and defending the Constitution of the United States was as critical as it is today. Now, I am recruiting fellow Americans to join the ranks of The Constitution Commandos for the sole mission of supporting and defending our Constitution.
Avowed to Breaking the Chains of Tyranny
246 years ago thirteen independent English Colonies came together and decided to break the chains of tyranny of King George III and sever ties with England to become a free and sovereign nation. At the beginning of the Declaration of Independence it was written:
We Hold These Truths to be Self-Evident
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.”
In 1790 the foundation was laid and the Constitution of the United States of America was ratified. Throughout its existence, it has served as an inspiring example of the potential of constitutional government, causing many other countries and peoples to emulate its provisions.
We are trapped under the weight of tyranny once again. This predicament in which we currently find ourselves in, should come as no surprise because we lack the knowledge of our history. Thirteen small English Colonies defeated the world’s super power and appointed delegates to frame the Constitution. Today, the strength and unity of fifty states weakens and dies from the depravation of knowledge of the Supreme Law of the land. Join the ranks of The Constitution Commandos to defend the values and freedoms that our Constitution protects.