Renewing the American Spirit

Patriot Week begins on 9/11 and ends on 9/17 (the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution (Constitution Day)) and renews America’s spirit by celebrating the First Principles, Founding Fathers and other Patriots, vital documents and speeches, and flags that make America the greatest nation in world history. Many of current holidays have become overly commercialized or have lost their deeper meaning. We need to invigorate our appreciation and understanding of America’s spirit. This blog is dedicated to keeping the spirit of Patriot Week - and America - alive all year long.....

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The President's Oath - Something We Can All Strive For

Last week, President Obama for a second time (well, really for a fourth time if you follow the news) took the same solemn pledge all of his predecessors:
"I do solemnly swear 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."

This pledge is a simple, but awesome one.  Not all Presidents have made it through their terms with their oaths intact, but the inspirational quality of the oath remains a testament to the American Spirit.

Natural born citizens are not required to take an oath, but it would be a good exercise for us all to consider.  Some powerful words exist here - "faithfully" execute the office.  "Best of my ability" and "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution..."  How often do we forget about the importance of "faithfully" and "best of my ability."  Often many of our fellow citizens breach faith and lazily stumble through their duties.  And politicians and the political class seem to too often worry about their own interests as opposed to defending, preserving and protecting the Constitution.

With this Inauguration, let us do our part to renew our faith with the Constitution.

For more visit Patriot Week and America's Survival Guide.

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