I may have sworn an Oath to defend the US Constitution

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  1. billwald

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    but it was "boiler plate."

    All you who say the income tax is unconstitutional and still file a 1040 . . . you are not upholding the Constitution.
     
  2. HankD

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    I think they are trying to avoid prison Bill.

    HankD
     
  3. Sapper Woody

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    Bill, would you mind explaining how you are using the term "boiler plate"? I want to be sure that I don't misunderstand your meaning before I try to add to this discussion.
     
  4. th1bill

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    Bill,
    I have the same need for expansion on the use of that term.
     
  5. Aaron

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    Please, guys, don't feed the troll.
     
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    I thought only certain government officials and military had to swear the Constitutional Oath.

    Common citizenry have no need as they are not executing the limited powers granted by the Constitution over others.


    If the OP implies an attitude of disregard for the supreme law of the land, and that it is OK for an elected official to ignore his or her Oath of Office because the OP does not like the individual rights such Constitution grants, EPIC FAIL! (And shame on you!)
     
  7. billwald

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    Boiler plate is an industry wide standard form or procedure.

    I go to meeting which always starts with the "pledge." Everyone says it. It is part of our social contract. Same as "Amazing Grace" being the hymn of our national religion. Or the "Star Spangled Banner" being our "play ball" song. Are soccer fans less patriotic for not starting their games in the same way?
     
  8. th1bill

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    Buddie,
    When I volunteered to serve my country I took that pledge with the fore-knowledge that it was a dead serious matter. In the service of this country, 2 of my uncles have died as did my best friend. I reenlisted and spent eight years of my life upholding and living that oath, both on ad off the field of battle. I was shot once and volunteered for combat duty three times, resulting in five Combat Chevrons and the Air Medal for over a hundred hours of Ariel Combat. If they would allow me, I would sit behind a machine gun on a chopper today because I have been out to long to do anything else but when I took that oath, it was for life.

    You are a sad example of the modern human. When you stand for nothing you can fall for anything and from this conversation and from what I have read of your other posts, you have!
     
  9. Sapper Woody

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    So, what you're saying is that you took an oath, but that you didn't mean it? I think the Bible has some things to say about that...
    Th1bill, thank you for your service. I am currently in my second month of my second combat tour. This makes a total of 14 months so far in a combat environment. By the time I leave here, I will have spent 24 months.

    Thank you for realizing that an oath is an oath.
     
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    Actually, my gratitude goes out to the thousands of you young men that are serious enough to fill the boots that I and a large number of good young men filled... once.

    Thank you and my prayers are with you.
     

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