I want to point out a couple of passages that I think are worth mentioning (emphasis mine). The Preamble of the US Constitution:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
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.
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.
The Constitution of these United States is only as strong as those defending it. And when money can buy off the Constitution our trust in this government ends. SOPA and PIPA are full scale assaults aimed at purchasing the Preamble to the Constitution and Chris Dodd’s blatant bribe money is an indication that we are no longer afraid to even have the perception of bastardizing the Constitution for our own personal gain.
On the heals of Chris Dodd’s, the MPAA’s and RIAA’s blatant destruction of the Constitution, the Administration was rebuffed by the Supreme Court, denied the ability to place a GPS tracking system on a vehicle without a warrant. The Obama Administration defended this action, which was clearly a direct assault on the Fourth Amendment.
At what point do we recognize that our government — Presidents, Senators and Congressman — is no longer upholding their oaths of office, the sworn statement to defend this nation from threats and uphold the Constitution? The oaths don’t say uphold the Constitution from threats but only if they don’t pay well. It says all threats, foreign and domestic.
We have lost our trust in our government to do what is right. This is a very precarious position. And if We The People don’t take back government by exercising our Constitutional right of voting this trash out of office and fixing the Constitution so money can’t own our government, then we are as complicit as they are.