My fellow Americans, early voting is started in many states, and soon the rest of us will go to the polls. Unfortunately this campaign season, we have not sat down and had the serious discussions that need to be had, and there are only a few short days left. So I’d like to take an opportunity right now to start those serious discussions that our country needs to have and needs to have quickly, before we elect the next president of the United States.
We are just a few short days away from November 8, 2016 — election day. And we as the American people have not sat down and had some serious discussions that need to be had.
One of them is what do we want our president to do? On January 20th, 2017, someone will stand on the steps of the Capitol, they will raise their right hand, and they will swear an oath. The oath of president is not something to be taken lightly, it’s what the President promises to the American people that they will do and it contains some important pieces of information.
The first is that the president has a specific office that he executes. The oath reads this —
I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the president of the United States, and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the United States.
When we elect a president we don’t elect someone to tell us what we want to hear, we don’t elect a president to do for us certain things that we want to have happen, we elect them to a specific job to do specific things. First and foremost among them is to the reign in the chaos that is in Washington. To get it under control, to get the government out of private lives, and private matters, to keep the government in it’s proper boundaries. This is what has been lost in America in the last number of decades. This is what we need to regain, and as you look at the candidates that you are going to vote for this is what you need to keep in mind. First, do you truly believe that they will faithfully execute the office of president, or do you believe that they are going to stand in front of the American people and lie, like we think all politicians do? This is their promise to faithfully execute the office which is given to them.
The second is the primary task in that office is not to accomplish their agenda. The primary task of that office is not to fulfill their campaign promises, the primary task of that office is not to do all of those things which we the American people have allowed our presidents to do. The primary task of that office is chief and foremost to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. There is a very specific reason for this, it’s the Constitution which gives legitimacy to our government. Our government does not give legitimacy to us, our federal government does not give legitimacy to the states, our federal government ought not be telling the states what to do at all, it is the other way around. Think about the very first words of the Constitution, are; “We The People of the United States.” We are the ones who established our government. We are the ones that put up the boundaries which it ought not transgress. We are the ones who stand in power and control in our country, and we have allowed it to be taken away from us. Over the next couple hours and days – we only have a few – we will be talking more about this and what these words mean so that we can make the best decision for our country moving forward from this point, past November 8th, past January 20th, and into the years to come. Consider carefully though, who you will vote for and whether or not that person will keep their oath that they will swear to all the American people on January 20th. Thank you and I hope you will keep watching.