- US Supreme Court, and our elected officials
- United States of America
The Oath of Office: "I, AB, 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 well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.”
We strive to hold those values a “…government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Our constitution is a terrific document that strives to do just that. This latest Executive Order is the most blatant in a long line of abuses against the spirit of liberty and freedom this nation was founded on. Our ability to live and let live is eroding to the point where we may face a second civil war. I pray that this does not occur, but tens of millions of American citizens livelihoods are being directly threatened to comply to the orders of one man who has already shown that the rule of law is an inconvenience to him and he will write orders he knows to be illegal just to further his cause. The Tenth Amendment states: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” In the Tenth Amendment, the Constitution also recognizes the powers of the state governments. Traditionally, these included the (police powers) of health, education, and welfare. Supporters of the Constitution argued that the powers granted the federal government were “few and defined”, but the states would retain exclusively all other prerogatives of government. The president could have secured our border from more infection. And encouraged a healthy debate about the risks of covid. Instead, it is bribery, fear mongering, and coercion. Many working-class Americans cannot afford to lose their jobs on principle, so in their stead and in league with my own conscience and deep belief I oppose this forced wrongful use of power to control the people of this great country. “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed..." We are not in a Democracy or a Dictatorship we are a representative republic in the hope that the rights of smaller groups will not be trampled by the mob. Many of us have lost brothers, sisters, elders, and children to wars not of our choosing. Whether they died on the field, or never truly came home. I can not and will not believe that our sacrifices were in vain, that we were not fighting to maintain the “Freedom” that is slowly and continuously being eroded by an ever-expanding government that thinks it knows what is best for the hundreds on millions of unique individuals that entrust its benevolence. Whether I doubt the science, the threat of covid, or the intent of the Order it is against our great constitution and everything I believe to be true about liberty and personal freedom.
We, the undersigned call on the Supreme Court and our elected officials to uphold and defend the States rights to its Police Powers of Health, Education and Welfare. These powers are expressly protected under the Constitution and apparently need to be reiterated. Please take immediate action and issue a court ruling reiterating the Police Powers of the States by their duly elected officials as their sole and absolute right under the constitution of these great states to all those in government. If there is to be a vaccine mandate it needs to be done by each state like every other school vaccine mandate.
The Put an end to Presidential overreach petition to US Supreme Court, and our elected officials was written by James Morton and is in the category Law & Order at GoPetition.