In today’s news cycle is a report about how Ron Paul, a 24 year elected Congressman from Texas, making his second run for the office of the Presidency, declined to appear on a Reality Show debate, stating it “flies in the face of the dignity of the office.” I could hardly believe my ears when I heard that news report.
Then I read a report relating to the dozens of ways President Obama and his administration have intruded on the Rights of the American citizenry. Such as domestic spying, technological spying, censorship of books, punishing whistle-blowers, the solitary confinement and punishment of Private Manning without trial, abusive FBI Intelligence operations and etc.
My background is one of being taught by parents and teachers that one should respect the exalted office of the resident of the United States, as one who represents the Principles of a Free nation which this country was built upon; symbolizing the virtues of Personal Freedom, and elected to protect this nation from foreign and domestic enemies.
The report stated: “There are at least 72 centers across the US which collect local domestic police information and merge it into multi-jurisdictional intelligence centers, according to a recent report by the ACLU. These centers share information from federal, state and local law enforcement and some private companies to secretly spy on Americans. These all continue to grow and flourish under the Obama Administration.”
If this is true, and no doubt it is, from news reports we hear about on a regular basis, this sort of onslaught on the privacy of American citizens, in violation of one’s Constutitional Rights to Privacy should outrage everyone in this Country in general and elected Congressmen in particular.
If Congressman Ron Paul is so concerned about the dignity of the office of the presidency that he refuses to participate in a debate, “because it flies in the face of dignity of the office” of the presidency, my question is, why does he sit silently by, while the current President sanctions serious assaults on the Rights to Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Assembly, Rights to a fair trial, and other Constitutional Rights of the Citizenry in this country?
Congressman Paul took an oath of office and swore to uphold the Constitution of the United States. How is sitting idly by for 24 years in his elected office, and not defending the Constitutional Rights of the citizenry, relative to such assaults, respecting the “dignity of the office?”
Displaying a sort of righteous indignation, claiming a public appearance on a reality show debate somehow “flies in the face of dignity of the office” sounds rather bizzarre, when the dignity of the office permits such flagrant intrusion into the lives of so many in violation of the Constitution, while an elected official in Congress does nothing.
My question is, why wouldn’t he go on a reality debate show and uphold his oath to support the Constitution, and report all this list of assaults coming from the office of the presidency, to the American people? Why would he refuse this opportunity to uphold the “dignity of the office” by reporting these infringements to the American people?
As I related in an article about Congressman Paul several months ago, he talks the talk, but doesn’t walk the walk. How can anyone endorse him for the presidency, when he sits so idly by, drawing tax-paid salary, year after year, and does nothing?
It’s appalling to me, so many voters contribute money and support his campaign for presidency, when he has never accomplished anything worthwhile after 24 years in office. Seems to me calling for his resignation would be the proper action. He just occupies space, draws his salary, yaks about auditing the feds, talks and campaigns to be president.
Where is the rationale of thinking Americans? Refusing to appear on a reality debate show because it “flies in the face of the dignity of the office” is absolutely ludicrous. But consistent with the role he plays. And that is do nothing but talk, talk talk.
“Taxation without representation is tyranny.” He is failing to represent his oath of office, by not reporting the indignities of the office of the Presidency, which so flagrantly violate the Constitutional Rights of the American people. Then adding insult to injury, by suggesting his appearance on a debate show “flies in the face of dignity of the office.” When it could be an opportunity for him to talk about the real and actual indignities coming out of the office of the Presidency.
Anyone elected to Congress and takes an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States has an obligation to at least report violations of it to the American people. To say nothing and do nothing, is an absence of upholding the Constitution. Silence gives consent.
LET FREEDOM RING
JUST ME AC