Oath to the Constitution

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(oath of a soldier)

“I, Michael L. Toups, 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; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.” (Title 10, US Code; Act of 5 May 1960 replacing the wording first adopted in 1789, with amendment effective 5 October 1962).

This is the Soldiers Oath I voluntarily took back in April 21, 1975. The day I took this pledge was a defining moment of my life. I still get emotional just reading it. You see, I knew full well (or thought I did) the implications of the Oath and the responsibilities that I was assuming. I was taking my place in that long line of idealistic young men and women, Patriots, who would, if necessary, give their lives in the defense of this great Nation. This was heavy stuff, truly an honor that I might be counted worthy to follow in the combat boots of so many great men (and women) who came before me. The original Military Oath was one of the first acts passed by our first Congress, and approved on September 29, 1789 (Sec. 3, Ch. 25, 1st Congress).

The Oath has three parts to it:

1.) I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic – I will defend the U.S. Constitution against ALL enemies.
2.) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same – I pledge my complete loyalty to the U.S. Constitution.
3.) and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God. – I will obey the orders of the Commander in Chief, and all Officers superior to me, according to Military law (The U.C.M.J. is subordinate to the Constitution and applies only to members of the Armed Forces).

Back in those days I still believed in my Government, and equated Country with Government, assuming that what was good for one, had to be good for the other. After all, “We The People” are the Government. Right? As President Lincoln said: “Democracy is the government of the people, by the people, for the people.” I understood what a foreign enemy was: Communist China, Cuba, the Soviet Union and its Eastern block. I further understood a domestic enemy to be traitorous U.S. citizens or permanent residents, who would advocate/attempt violent overthrow of the U.S. Government and subversion of the U.S. Constitution: The Anarchist Movement, The American Communist Worker’s Party, etc.

I gave my word, on my honor, to the American people, that I will stand up for the U.S. Constitution against ALL enemies, even if those enemies are members of the U.S. Government. The Government? No, members of the Government. The criminal entities that work to subvert our Constitution in every branch of Government. I still hold dearly to the belief that we are a “Government of the People, by the People, for the People,” but a Government in exile.

OATH OF MY CITIZENSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITY TO THE CONSTITUTION

I have decided to reaffirm the vows in parts 1 and 2 of the oath I took back in 1975, and replace part 3 with: and that I will work to expose the criminal subversive elements within our Government, and do everything possible, within the limits of The United States Constitution, to bring them to Justice on the charge of Treason; and I will take every opportunity possible to educate myself and the Citizens of our great Republic as to our rights and responsibilities as Citizens, as long as I shall live, so help me God.

MY NEW REAFFIRMATION OATH

 

1.) I, michael l. toups, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic – I will defend the U.S. Constitution against ALL enemies.
2.) that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same – I pledge my complete loyalty to the U.S. Constitution.

3.) and that I will work to expose the criminal subversive elements within our Government, and do everything possible, within the limits of The United States Constitution, to bring them to Justice on the charge of Treason; and I will take every opportunity possible to educate myself and the Citizens of our great Republic as to our rights and responsibilities as Citizens, as long as I shall live, so help me God.

3 thoughts on “Oath to the Constitution

  1. I swear on my honor, on my life to the ENTIRE United States of America Constitution written above even in death. I do hereby reaffirm my oath.

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