Before a U.S. President shall take the following Oath or Affirmation before entering on the execution of the 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.
U.S. Constitution, Article II, Section 1, Clause 8
The most recent former U.S. President called for “…the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.”
Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION? A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution,” Trump wrote in a post on the social network Truth Social and accused “Big Tech” of working closely with Democrats. “Our great ‘Founders’ did not want, and would not condone, False & Fraudulent Elections!
Donald J. Trump, March 3, 2022
Our Constitution Is Our Government
Its ratification by the states formed our nation—which we declare and affirm as indivisible every time we individually recite our Pledge of Allegiance..
- Everyone elected or appointed to any leadership role in any local, state, or federal government pledges his or her oath of fidelity to support the U.S. Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
- Denouncing or renouncing the U.S. Constitution abrogates that oath.
Former President Trump urged treason against the government and people of the United States of America in his exhortation of March 3rd. Let’s look at the Constitutional definition of treason to make sure of this:
Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States.
Apparently, a significant number of followers of the former President who aspire to leadership or are accredited as a "leader" of of a certain political party cannot call him out for his perfidy.
Then there’s the matter of Seditious Conspiracy. How does our Constitution define it?
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
Did advisors of soon-to-be former President Trump form a “war room” in the Willard InterContinental Hotel to plan activities to overthrow the election of Joe Biden to the office of U.S. President? On January 6, 2021, did President Trump stand in the Ellipse and urge his followers to “fight like hell” to stop the U.S. Vice President and the Joint Session of Congress from performing their Constitutional duty to certify the results of the November 2021 General Election?
Does this image remind you of picnic? Of normal political discourse?
Or of an assault against our government—and our people?
A seditious conspiracy, conducted by President Trump advisors, led directly to to the insurrection of January 6, 2021. Is the insurrection evidence of treason? Chief Justice John Marshall included this, in his opinion in Ex parte Bollman:
… that is, if a body of men be actually assembled for the purpose of effecting by force a treasonable purpose, all those who perform any part, however minute, or however remote from the scene of action, and who are actually leagued in the general conspiracy, are to be considered as traitors.
Chief Justice Marshall’s definition seems to apply to the January 6 insurrection—unless, of course, you are persuaded by the argument advanced by U.S. Representative Jody Hice, R-GA.
On December 10, 2022, Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) told a friendly audience that, “if Steve Bannon and I had organized that [the insurrection of January 6, 2021], we would have won. Not to mention, it would’ve been armed”. Representative Green was speaking to a gathering at the New York Young Republicans Club in New York City. The crowd responded enthusiastically, especially Mr. Gavin Wax, president of the Young Republicans, who said:
We want total war…We must be prepared to do battle in every arena. In the media, in the courtroom, at the ballot box. And in the streets.
War Room Participants: Rudolph W. Giuliani (President Trump personal lawyer),Steven K. Bannon (as senior political adviser). Former New York City police commissioner Bernard Kerik (investigator and former New York City police commissioner). John Eastman (founding director of the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence affiliated with the Claremont Institute).
: Ex parte Bollman (1807)Erick Bollman and Samuel Swartwout were civilians who were implicated in the Burr-Wilkinson Plot. This plot supposedly consisted of Aaron Burr and James Wilkinson who attempted to create an empire within the United States, ruled by Burr. In 1806, Wilkinson informed President Thomas Jefferson of the plot, ending whatever may have actually been planned. Bollman and Swartwout attempted to recruit others into the plot, but these individuals informed the military, which promptly arrested them.