Oaths of Office in the United States of America

Oaths of Office in the United States of America

Eagle 1What follows has been found with a quick search of the ‘net and is, to the best of my knowledge, a reasonable facsimile of all the oaths of office that judges and sworn officials of the United States, our Military personnel and Law Enforcement Officers, on ALL levels, swear to honor and uphold, some dating back to the founding of this nation. 

There is a common thread that runs through ALL of these oaths and that commonality is defending the Constitution and this nation against ALL enemies, foreign and domestic. 

Now I am asking that ALL Military and Law Enforcement Officers, past and present, read these oaths again and to be once again reminded that their sworn duty is to the preservation and protection of the United States Constitution and the laws stated therein, to the  protection of this nation and our citizens from ALL enemies, foreign and domestic, and not to a tyrannical dictator that is hell-bent on the destruction of America.

I feel an obligation to point out to ALL of you, the most dangerous enemy this nation faces is the unlawful, anti-American regime of Barack Hussein Obama and its attempts to make and enforce their own laws, with no respect for the American people, our will, our Senate and Congress and our Constitution.

In 1789, the 1st United States Congress created an oath to fulfill the requirement of Article IV of the United States Constitution:

I, A. B. do solemnly swear or affirm (as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States.

It also passed the Judiciary Act of 1789, which established an additional oath taken by federal judges:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm), that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent on me, according to the best of my abilities and understanding, agreeably to the Constitution, and laws of the United States. [So help me God.]

In the United States, the oath of office for the President is specified in the Constitution (Article II, Section 1): 

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Federal Judiciary Oaths

In the United States, federal judges are required to take two oaths. The first oath is this:

I, (name), do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich, and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as (office) under the Constitution and laws of the United States. [So help me God.]

The second is the same oath that members of Congress take:

I, (name), 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.]

Federal statute specifically says that the latter oath “does not affect other oaths required by law.

United States Uniformed Services Oath of Office

I, [name], 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

The Police officers Oath

I _______ DO SWEAR,, THAT – I WILL WELL AND TRULY SERVE – OUR SOVEREIGN COUNTRY AND STATE – AS A POLICE OFFICER WITHOUT FAVOR OR AFFECTION – MALICE OR ILL-WILL – UNTIL I AM LEGALLY DISCHARGED, THAT I WILL SEE AND CAUSE ­ OUR COMMUNITY’S PEACE TO BE KEPT AND PRESERVED – AND THAT – I WILL PREVENT TO THE BEST OF MY POWER – ALL OFFENSES AGAINST THAT PEACE – AND THAT – WHILE I CONTINUE TO BE A POLICE OFFICER – I WILL – TO THE BEST OF MY SKILL AND KNOWLEDGE – DISCHARGE ALL THE DUTIES THEREOF – FAITHFULLY – ACCORDING TO LAW. SO HELP ME GOD.

The future of this nation is in the hands of a MAD MAN my friends and it is up to the good people of the United States to right this ship and remove the dangers we face!

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10 Responses to Oaths of Office in the United States of America

  1. Texasperated says:

    State and county officials here in Texas take a similar oath, Fred. That is to say, their oath INCLUDES defending the US Constitution. Now one may ask, why would it be necessary for a county or state official to swear to uphold a federal document. Simple. Because in the event the federal government overthrows its own constitution by statute, EO, or military coup, it is the responsibility of local officials to continue to uphold it and defend it even in the face of federal usurpation. This is a doctrine that has come to be known as “interposition,” which means the local law enforcement (sheriff, commissioner, etc) places himself between (interposes himself) the citizen and the unlawful federal government. Think about what Governor Abbott has been doing and saying and you will see the perfect example of this doctrine of “the lesser magistrate.”

    Keep your powder dry

  2. According to the folks at http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread912761/pg1

    “Federal law regulating oaths of office by government officials is divided into four parts along with an executive order which further defines the law for purposes of enforcement. 5 U.S.C. 3331, provides the text of the actual oath of office members of Congress are required to take before assuming office. 5 U.S.C. 3333 requires members of Congress sign an affidavit that they have taken the oath of office required by 5 U.S.C. 3331 and have not or will not violate that oath of office during their tenure of office as defined by the third part of the law; 5 U.S.C. 7311 which explicitly makes it a federal criminal offense (and a violation of oath of office) for anyone employed in the United States Government (including members of Congress) to ‘advocate the overthrow of our constitutional form of government.’ The fourth federal law, 18 U.S.C. 1918 provides penalties for violation of oath office described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 which include: (1) removal from office and; (2) confinement or a fine.”

    “The definition of “advocate” is further specified in Executive Order 10450 which for the purposes of enforcement supplements 5 U.S.C. 7311.”

    “The most interesting provision of Executive Order 10450 specifies that it is a violation of 5 U.S.C. 7311 for any person taking the oath of office to advocate ‘the alteration … of the form of the government of the United States by unconstitutional means.’ ”

    Our form of government is defined by the Constitution of the United States. It can only be ‘altered’ by constitutional amendment. Thus, according to Executive Order 10450 (and therefore 5 U.S. 7311) any act taken by government officials who have taken the oath of office prescribed by 5 U.S.C. 3331which alters the form of government other by amendment, is a criminal violation of the 5 U.S.C. 7311. ”

    Unfortunately, and in all practicality, one can only be charged with a specific enumerated crime in the federal statutes or perjury, lying under oath. Thus, one needs to look to the impeachment process in the House and trial in the Senate to seek redress. Unlikely in most cases as politicians, on both sides of the aisle, are usually guilty of something and the last thing they want to do is to start throwing rocks in a glass house. That is, unless the apathetic public is motivated — mostly at the urging of the mainstream media — to demand action from our elected leaders or the crime is so egregious as to warrant impeachment.

    Again, unfortunately, we see criminal actions of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama relating to destruction of government documents, obstruction of justice, and unconstitutional behavior — and few in Congress will take action. They appear to be afraid of losing their perks, privileges, and positions; the negative press — and possibility of the leaked release of NSA, FBI, CIA, or other intelligence data that could nullify such an attempt or send them to jail. We have pussies not patriots in most public offices today. We are so screwed.

    The only way to curtail corruption in politics is to elect honest politicians who serve limited terms and cannot piggyback political jobs for a lifetime sinecure.

  3. Ron Stabb says:

    It does not apply to Obama because of the color of his skin. On the white side we have Clinton, she may be going down soon.
    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4689996402001/former-us-attorney-fbi-could-charge-clinton-with-60-days/?intcmp=hpvid1#sp=show-clips

  4. Ron in Ohio says:

    Ron in Ohio Sez:

    Fan-Dam-Tastic! Fred. You have managed to identify all of the unlawful goings-on of this halfican’s administration in a single article. And yes, that statement was RACIST! If anyone don’t like it you can kiss my ass! After Fred’s of course.

    This lawless administration cannot be allowed to ABRIDGE the tenets from which this nation is based – As in; “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

  5. cary says:

    Also of interest is the lack of expiration date in any of these oaths.

  6. BobF says:

    This is the Oath I took over the course of 26 years active duty USAF.

    “I, _____, do solemnly swear 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.”

    What is sad is that over that period of time, I had never read the Constitution until I was at my 15 year point in the service. I, and millions of others, swore an oath to protect and defend the Constitution but had no clue what it contained or actually even was. A church from the Detroit area sent a few thousand personal copies of the Constitution to the base in order to pass out. It was at that time I read it. I can almost guarantee you that 90% of military personnel today have never read the Constitution. I went though all phases of enlisted professional military education during my career and nothing on the Constitution was ever taught.

    • Wayne says:

      In 1963 I was a sophmore in HS and we had a civics teacher who went over the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Many years passed until the TEA party brought my attention to the Constitution again. Bob, I now have many copies of that little book and give them out to friends who are willing to read it. Most of them laugh at first because they can’t believe such an important document is so small (as in short). I believe citizens are waking up and taking serious issue with our elected “representatives”. Citizens are being sold a bill of goods and are now coming to realize how far from the original intent of government is being laid upon us.

  7. Capt Ron says:

    I took the oath when I went into the Navy. Honorably discharged, I am still an American fighting man, and I will live and die by my oath.

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