“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.” US Constitution, article two, section one, clause eightPresident Obama held up his hand and twice swore this oath before the American people.
He told a group of law enforcement officials they should not bother enforcing immigration laws. He told the Justice department not to enforce the DOM act (it does not matter if it is a good law, it is the law). We won't even get into the various changes by fiat to his own eponymous health care disaster.We will only mention in passing the death and destruction caused by passing guns to Mexican criminals. When a president swears to uphold the Constitution, he swears to abide by the laws of the land. He is the one who executes (Chief Executive) or enforces the law and the Constitution. This is not a matter of interpretation or of viewing the Constitution as a "living document". It is the heart of our republican government.
There was a time when a man's word meant something. There was a time when Democrats had honor and integrity. Remember their outrage when Nixon tried to use used the IRS on his political enemies? In my world, which clearly is growing smaller and smaller, a man who breaks his oath is apiece of shit, unworthy of respect, without honor. One who supports, defends, aids, abets, and encourages a liar are nothing but liars and without honor themselves. Draw your own conclusions.