Letter: Preserve? Protect? And defend?

Published: 12-07-2023 3:56 PM

Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution clearly dictates what the incoming president must solemnly swear to the citizens she or he will govern, as they take the Presidential Oath of Office: “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.”

At the upcoming primary vote in January, if you have any doubt in your mind who to vote for, please do not vote for a person who has and continues to very clearly attack that document, and by his inaction, allowed and encouraged an attack on the Legislative branch. In that booth, please be honest with yourself, and acknowledge that Donald Trump did not live up to the oath that he swore. And then vote for a person who will.

Scott Lounsbury


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