December 7, 2021
In our next presidential election, we need to be sure that future presidents take their presidential oath of office with the seriousness that it demands.
To get ourselves back on track I wrote my two Senators with a proposal to make a change to the presidential Oath of Office, adding the words, “I will support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” words that have been a part of the Oath for members of Congress (subject to 18 USC 1621 penalty of law).
This proposal, an addition to the presidential Oath, does not change the governing powers of Article 2, but only strengthens the public assurances of the president’s ability to… “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Let’s use the “political means” we have to “get ourselves back on track” so that future presidents are not mistaken about and to whom their loyalty belongs. That is something that is urgently needed…now!
William Heino Sr.