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Columbia University Prof. Says Pledge Not to Raise Taxes ‘Seditious’ and ‘Treasonous’

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

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    Columbia University professor Dr. Robert Thurman posted a video on YouTube recently in which he accuses Republicans who oppose tax increases of violating their oath of office.

    “I am making this short video because I want to start a meme about those people in our government who refuse to cooperate with the president, and with the more practical and pragmatic senators and congresspersons,” he explains in the Nov. 20 video, which only recently was discovered by national media.

    Of those elected to serve in the nation’s highest positions, Thurman continues, “there are some who are not fulfilling their vow of office, their oath of office.”

    The crux of his argument appears to be that, in signing a pledge circulated by Grover Norquist not to vote for tax increases, they are violating their pledge to be loyal to the United States Constitution.

    “Therefore, it is actually a kind of seditious oath, [a] treasonous oath,” he asserts. “People who take that oath cannot actually serve in the government with good conscience, because their real role is to act as a mole, and to destroy the government…”


    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/201...itious-and-treasonous-in-bizarre-youtube-vid/
     
  2. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    I'd like for this dork to show me where the Constitution states our representatives have to raise taxes. Thurman appears to be a non sequitur. And no, I don't mean his statement. I mean him.
     
  3. Salty

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    Its simple - int the preamble it states "...promote the general Welfare..."
    Boy, us conservatives are so dumb.
     
  4. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    How could I have missed that?? Boy, we really are dumb, huh?

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  5. pinoybaptist

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    and I wonder what he has to say about a president who swore to uphold the constitution, and then reneges on that oath by allowing the massacre of four US citizens, an attack on the sovereignty of the United States in its embassies, a cover-up of that mess, and the silencing of whistle-blowers ?
     
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    "Oh, that? That's different."

    Or something to that effect.
     
  7. gb93433

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    Those who think taxes is the answer should do some study on the Laffer Curve.
     
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