Letters to the Editor

October 1, 2013

Tea Party legislators domestic enemies?

There comes a point when patriots must identify and isolate domestic enemies of the nation.

There comes a point when patriots must identify and isolate domestic enemies of the nation.

Tea party extremists in Congress would again force the government to default, even temporarily, on its obligations to worldwide creditors (thereby destabilizing our dollar and credit rating). Commentators warn of damage to the “full faith and credit” of the United States. More accurately, the danger is to the “full fiscal faith and credibility” of the government.

The Constitution declared that officials are bound to support the Constitution. The wording enacted in 1884:

“I do solemnly swear 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 ....”

Those in Congress who have damaged, and would again, the fiscal reliability of America, who obstruct faithful discharge of the duties of office – these tea-party anarchists who falsified and evaded their oaths of office are “domestic enemies” of this nation. They must be rejected.

BRUCE E. JONES

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