Each federal employee, including those presently working to undermine the President, is required by law to take the following oath of office:
I, [name], 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.
5 U.S.C. §3331
The U.S. Constitution is clearly violated by those who espouse the so-called “Progressive” agenda put forth in the past century by Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Croly, John Dewey, Walter Weyl and recent presidents, who favored rule by a trained centralised bureaucracy that is independent from the consent of the governed and constitutional constraints.
As a result of the application of this political agenda, unelected bureaucrats have created-- and currently enforce --laws with penalty of prison, which never faced a vote by Congress or were signed into law by any president, as required by the U.S. Constitution. According to the American Legislative Exchange Council, there are now over 300,000 such federal rules and statutes with penalty of imprisonment, which were formed…and are being enforced….by government bureaucrats who were never elected by We the People.
Each of these unelected members of the federal bureaucracy who participate in the creation and application of laws not directly passed by Congress and signed into law by a president, stand in violation of their oath of office (above) and could/should be terminated for cause. Enforcing that oath of office would drain the swamp rather quickly, and whether one likes President Trump or not, he is clearly the first man in that office for over a century, who might have the courage to take on the so-called "Progressives" that kidnapped our government over the past 100 years on behalf of the foreign, domestic, and corporate elites they serve.
Further, a Presidential proclamation voiding any federal statute or provision that claims to hold force of law (or penalty for its violation), which was not 1) authorized by the U.S. Constitution as a federal power or duty, 2) properly passed by the elected representatives of “We the People,” and 3) signed into law by a President—as required by the U.S. Constitution—has no force of law, and cannot therefore be enforced by any government agent, employee, or court.
This would force Congress to take responsibility once again for the actions of unelected bureaucrats who now operate the federal government outside of any constitutional authority. In short, it would return government to one of, for, and by the People.
Howell W. Woltz
Author of "The Way Back to America: 10 steps to restore the United States to Constitutional Government." (available on Amazon.com or at justice restored.com)
Born in North Carolina and educated at the University of Virginia, Wake Forest University and Caledonian University in Scotland, Howell now lives in Warsaw, Poland with his wife, Dr. Magdalena Iwaniec-Woltz. Howell is the European Correspondent for The Richardson Post and Chairman of The International Centre for Justice.