Posted by highlysuspect on July 14, 2008 in politics, Will's articles |

Sen. Hilary Clinton ran for the Presidency of the United States of America to ” make history “. Specifically, to become the first female President. Sen. Barack Obama also ran to ” Make history “, or. as the case may be, is running to become the first black President. The following is the Oath of Office the President must take before he/she takes office:

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.

Where, exactly, does it say anything about ” making history “? The job of the duly elected President, is to ” preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States “! It is not the job of the President to feed his/her ego by making an election more important than the document that guarantees his/her right to seek that office!

Thomas Jefferson, in 1776, penned the Declaration of Independence, and on Feb. 17, 1801 was elected President of the United States, did not seek the presidency to gain personal glory. He sought the office to further the cause of independence and personal liberty, and to guarantee the execution of the Constitution. Mr. Jefferson is turning over in his grave because of the antics of these two individuals and what they represent.

Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklyn, Robert R. Livingston, and Roger Sherman were commissioned by the Second Continental Congress to write a draft of the Richard Henry Lee resolution that said in part:

Resolved: That these united Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States, that they are absolved from all allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain is, and ought to be, totally dissolved.“‘

These were some of the greatest thinkers of the eighteenth century. There ideas and actions were the very birth of this great nation.  They embodied the spirit of  independence and liberty.  The believed in it.  They sacrificed, they fought and they won.  They gave us our independence.  They gave Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama the right to run for the highest office in the land.  That is making history!


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