"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." The President's Oath of Office.
"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 act well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter; so help me God." The Congressional Oath of Office.
"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 upon me as _________ under the Constitution and laws of the United States; and 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 Supreme Court Justice Oath of Office
What is an oath? An oath is more than a promise between two human beings. An oath is a covenant between a human being and God. The Latin word for oath is sacramentum from which comes the word "sacrament".
In the Hebrew swearing an oath has a strong connotation. When God’s name is called out, the oath becomes consecrated and
sealed. It is broken under penalty. Therefore, to swear an oath is also to
curse oneself. In the Old Testament, when one swears an oath (sacrament) and
fails to live up to it, the curses of the covenant are unleashed - conquest,
slavery, exile, pestilence (Deut. 28).
In our society, there is little awareness of the seriousness of an oath. We take God’s name in vain (a.k.a. “so help me God”) and give it not a second thought. In our swearing- in ceremonies it becomes a simple formality, a show. Not in God's eyes. But who is there to hold them accountable to their oath if the people, particularly God's people, do not know the Constitution themselves? For certain, God is not mocked. Face it people, we are experiencing the curses of violating the covenant - conquest, slavery, exile, pestilence - on a different level, in the form of the progressive loss of our individual liberties and subversion of our sovereignty. We are no longer significant.
They, the President, Congress, the Supreme Court, are consistently violating the Constitutional law they themselves swore to uphold and preserve and defend, and we have unknowingly let them get away with it. They are calling it "out-of-date" only because it limits their power. Our President says it has serious flaws. For him, for his personal program, it has flaws. For the people, it protects our liberties and protects us from the constraints and conscriptions of government.and it is the law. Biblical principle undergirds it. Individuals in power simply don't like to be constrained, and they count on our lack of knowledge. Well, we haven't let them down. So the President is stamping executive decrees all over the place and right on the forehead of Congress in the name of "fairness", and "equal opportunity" and "national security", but in direct defiance of Constitutional law. And to many, he's a hero. Congress has long ago given its Constitutional control of our national currency over to the Federal Reserve which, by the way, 1) is not a federal agency, and 2) has no reserves and has never had reserves and consequently it has crippled us economically. But that's another subject.
Is it too late for us? All I can say is, it's never too late to educate yourself and fight for what is right in God's eyes.