An Oath to Uphold the Constitution

United for Missouri’s Future and United for Missouri are proud to announce that Senator Jim Lembke has become a part of our organizations! Jim will continue to speak out and work for constitutional principles. Here is Jim’s first blog post for our organizations.

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On Wednesday, January 9, 2013, our newly elected representatives and senators of Missouri will raise their right hand and swear to uphold the United States and Missouri Constitutions. Have you ever considered what it means to take an oath to uphold these important documents?

We are a sovereign people that are governed by our constitution and the rule of law. In our system of government, we the people have acknowledged that our creator endowed us with certain rights. These rights do not come from those that we elect. On the contrary, the elected representative and senators job is to protect and uphold our God given rights.

The preamble to the Missouri Constitution states: “We the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for this goodness, do establish this constitution for the better government of the state.”

Article 1, Section 1 of the Missouri Constitution states: “That all political power is vested in and derived from the people…”

Article 1, Section 2 states: “That all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry….”

Taking an oath is a sacred thing and should not be entered into without great consideration. It is about time that we the people hold our elected leaders accountable to their oath and their responsibility. It will not serve the future of our republic to dwell on the past and those that have ignored their duty to hold their oath, we must look to the future.

Let our collective resolution in this new year be to hold our public servants to their oath and to govern by our constitutions and the rule of law.

Jim Lembke
United for Missouri’s Future/United for Missouri

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