Letters to the Editor

Time for lawmakers to adhere to oath

Are the Republican president, representatives and senators adhering to their oaths to defend the Constitution? I do not believe they are. It’s past time to stand up to a failing dictatorial president who imperils our Democratic way of life.

President: 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.

Representatives/senators: I 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.

Shirley Burnett

Cedar Rapids

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