Appallingly, many of the authoritarian statists who have been eating away like termites at our republic swear oaths to uphold the very document that serves as its foundation. Wouldn’t it be nice if statist politicians paid a price for this betrayal? They will be — if the Oath Accountability Act becomes law. The Essential Liberty Project explains the purpose:
To restore the Constitution’s strict enumeration of the central government’s “few and defined powers,” we must, first and foremost, require that all members of the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches abide by their oaths “to support and defend” our Constitution — under penalty of law. At present, there is no legal penalty for Breach of Oath or legal obligation to abide by the plain language of our Constitution.
Please help us enact, through judicial or legislative action, strong penalties obligating all elected and appointed federal officials to abide by their oaths. If the federal judiciary refuses to hear this action, then we will take it to the national legislature for codification into federal law. In the words of Thomas Jefferson, “Bind [them] down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.”
Sign the petition if you like the idea.