Diary

A Message to Congress: READ THE CONSTITUTION

In the past few years, many members of Congress have conveniently forgotten the meaning our nation’s definitive document. Namely, the Bill of Rights in our Constitution has been tossed aside as the federal government continues to overreach its authority and rapidly expand its unprecedented intrusion into our lives.

Help Governor Perry send a clear message to Congress: Read the Constitution. You can help Governor Perry to send a copy of the Bill of Rights along with the Oath of Office to a member of Congress.  To help, visit http://www.rickperry.org/billofrights

The future of our nation is at stake as the Bill of Rights remains under fire. For example:

  • First Amendment — The federal government is attacking free speech, asking citizens to turn in opponents of socialized medicine.
  • Second Amendment — Congress has been allowing czars and bureaucrats who support gun control to further explore infringement upon our rights to protect our families and homes.
  • Tenth Amendment — Washington politicians are completely ignoring states’ rights. Whether it be Obamacare, which mandates a one-size-fits-all bureaucracy on the states, or cap-and-trade legislation that will result in the single largest tax increase on American families in the history of our country, Congress is trying to usurp all of the rights guaranteed to the states by the Tenth Amendment. Frankly, Washington, D.C. does not know what’s best for Texas, and what’s best for one state is most likely not what’s best for others.

With your help, Governor Perry will send a copy of the Bill of Rights and a copy of the Oath of Office administered to Congress to each of the 535 members. The oath explicitly charges Congress with upholding the Constitution, and today, we need to remind them what their job is, who they work for, and what the Constitution says.

“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.”

Please visit http://www.rickperry.org/billofrights to send Congress a message!