Spartanburg Resolution: Constitutional Adherence
This below resolution was passed at the Spartanburg county convention, and will now go to the resolutions committee. If the resolutions committee passes it, the resolution will be up for a vote at the state convention. However, before the resolutions committee votes, they want to know your opinion. Please use the comments section below to give us your opinion, and please use your real name. Thank you!
WHEREAS, the Tenth Amendment states that the federal government has not power other than that delegated to it by the states via the Constitution; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Congress is the law-making branch of the federal government; and
WHEREAS, it is unconstitutional for the Congress to delegate its law-making power to the Executive branch and/or to independent agencies; and
WHEREAS, Article I. Section 1 states, in part “No person except a natural born Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States; and
WHEREAS, Article II, Section 1further states that upon Execution of his Office, the President shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: “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, and
WHEREAS, every member of the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate must recite this oath of office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) 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 on which I am about to enter. So help me God”, and
WHEREAS, our elected officials must adhere to these constitutional principles in order to obey their respective oaths of office,
BE IT RESOLVED that the Spartanburg County Republican Party restates the sanctity of this commitment and reminds all elected officials of the oaths that were sworn to when they were seated.