Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Obama takes oath of office.. and commits perjury.

Here is the footage of Obama being sworn into office in front of a truly immense crowd of millions.

You've all heard Obama campaign for well over a year now. You've heard his speeches about healing the planet, making health care affordable, ending conflicts, defending the country from terror, forming new alliances. You've heard his pledge to get America's economy moving, to create new jobs and invest in alternative energy to end oil dependence.

And on this very platform, and on these pledges and ideals, articulated and delivered very eloquently by Obama, he was elected to the office of the president of the U.S.A.

Well today is the day he took office, and did he have to reiterate his previous pledges in order to accept the role in an official manner ? What exactly are the technical requirements for being president ?
Simple - to take the oath of the office. So let us look at that oath in its entirety to see what exactly is demanded from the office of the president.

I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear 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 so help me God.

And with that, he became the president. Canons fired, the President's March was played, the crowd roared with approval. Emotions were stirred.

Yet .. this is the biggest display of blind ignorance I can recall. Did anybody in the crowd even read the Constitution ? Do they realise that defending the Constitution contradicts every single speech Obama has delivered ?

Obama must realise that in order to attempt government solutions to a range of issues, he must do as previous presidents have done, and defy certain passages in the Constitution. He must grant himself new powers to tax and regulate, despite them being specifically banned by the Constitution.

Even maintaining the status quo is a gross violation of the Constitution. Income taxes, anti-drug laws, nation building, censorship and limits on speech, restrictions on firearm ownership, providing and regulating medical and education services go well beyond the defined scope of the office of the presidency as defined by the Constitution.

Today was a day where a man intentionally and knowingly commited perjury to the roar and cheer of millions. Even if you agree with Obama's intentions, you should find it deeply troubling that he agreed to take the oath which, if honoured, would tie his hands and preclude him from acting to carry out his campaign intentions. This is a sign of dishonesty and tyranny, a man who lies to obtain power. The ends do not justify the means.

(This is not a personal attack on Obama. The entire arguments above apply equally to Bush, Clinton or Carter. Certainly they apply to tyrannical presidents like FDR and Hoover)