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Response to C Moon (Original post)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 05:45 AM

11. Their oath of office says they can't have it both ways.

Answer: They care only for themselves. They CARE NOT for their country.

I'm sure some will say, oh yes, there definitely, most assuredly ARE some GOP politicians who care about the U.S....but, but, but...they're too scared... they're too married to power...they're too this...they're too that...and on and on.

Sorry. Nope. Can't have it both ways. It's your classic oxymoron conundrum.

Definition of "oxymoron": A figure of speech in which apparently contradictory terms appear in conjunction.

They took an oath of office to defend and support the Constitution of the United States "without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion."

Not speaking up IS "mental reservation."

Not speaking up because of fear, blackmail, payoff, power, job security, or any other personal reason IS "purpose of evasion."

So, if you find yourself saying, "Yes, they do care about the U.S., but [insert your favorite mental reservation or purpose of evasion]," just stop yourself right there and think for a moment.

There is no "but." These guys can't have it both ways. Why? Because they took an oath of office saying they can't have it both ways!

They didn't agree to an oxymoron when they took the job, so there's no need for anyone to manufacture one for them.

If they speak up, they DO care. If they don't speak up, they DON'T care. It's really that simple.

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