Who enforces Federal Oaths of Office?


Some wise guy once wrote in Philadelphia that “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 abolish it, and to institute new government, 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”. The only people on earth who can ever be offended by the breach of an oath are the people to whom the oath was made, for whom the pledge was secured. No earthly punishment is adequate to remedy or punish a breach of one’s oath, but by definition then, it is up to the beneficiaries of a trust to enforce the obligations of trust while we are on earth. The Presidential Oath, the oath of the Attorney General, aside from being made to God, are made to “my fellow Americans.” I am going to stick with what I have written before: the people of the United States have rights to Petition for Redress of Grievances, and there is no more grievous grievance than a breach of oath leading to mass deprivations of life, liberty, and property. In an ideal world, the Courts would hear our grievances, but if the wise guy in Philadelphia knew anything it was that we do not live in an ideal world. Accordingly, it is probably incumbent upon the people to alter or abolish the current de fact government, and to institute new government. I believe this is the only possible solution, the only question is whether it will be a peaceful revolution or not so peaceful. There is simply no reason why we should expect government to be anything other than another self-perpetuating parasitic (not symbiotic) organization in relationship to the governed. If the Spirit of ’76 is anywhere alive and well, we need to take our government back whether by peaceful but mass petition for redress of grievances or, if necessary, by force of arms. It is illogical these days to speak or write of a “revolution to overthrow the constitution of the United States.” The government itself has overthrown the Constitution of the United States. The risk in any sort of armed, mass movement revolution is that the new government instituted after the revolution may not be one whit better than the current government, unless we figure out a way to create a “Fourth” branch of government which will stand as an institutional guard. But logically, it is WE THE PEOPLE who MUST always be the FOURTH branch of government, the ultimate arbiters and guarantors of our fundamental principles of limitation of isolated or monopolized powers by separation of competing but complementary powers.

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