What is in an Oath?
According to the American Heritage dictionary it is:
A solemn, formal declaration or promise to fulfill a pledge, often calling on God, a god, or a sacred object as witness.
The words or formula of such a declaration or promise.
Something declared or promised.
An oath is not taken lightly, it is a resounding, public affirmation of one’s acceptance of the responsibilities which come with this declaration. It should not end at the conclusion of an enlistment, appointment or term of office. Even those who have served in the military and have been discharged under less than honorable conditions do not disregard the oath they took.
Millions of American over the years have taken the oath “…..to 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…”
We find ourselves today with politicians who either do not know what an oath is, or are deliberately violating it. Politicians who are looking for the title, and glory which come with a successful election campaign they want the benefits but not the responsibilities which come with it.
They have no problem tearing and twisting one of the greatest documents ever written in order to advance their agenda or the agendas of specific groups. No the Constitution is not perfect, for it was written by men who were not perfect, but these men acknowledged their imperfection by reminding themselves and all of us who have come since that what we have in this nation comes from a higher source.
Atheists and Agnostics have served this nation and have taken the oath, they affirm their conviction and thus it is no less meaningful than those who have made this promise to God, for truly the promise is made to the citizens of this nation. A promise that we who have taken the oath will do all we can even unto death to ensure that all citizens of The United States have the benefits and blessings of living in a free society.
This past 4th of July, we at CONSERVATIVE ARMY GEAR, USA read the Declaration of Independence and Constitution to our children and young people. Those of us who have served this nation, renewed our oath in front of the assembled group, and found it to be exhilarating. We hope that this will be a tradition which spreads across the land like leaving cookies and milk out for Santa or the reading of A Christmas Carol or the Nativity at Christmas.
We would like to hear from others you can reply here or post a comment on our website. We are not shy about our goal to have CAGUSA become the common emblem of conservatives across the land, one flag for all conservative groups to fly and recognize. We hope you will assist in that effort