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DTP noon Update: Here is what one area patriot thinks of Congressman Turner’s defense of his vote to fund DHS

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DTP RINO Are they FooledComment posted to the DTP Facebook page early today March 12, 2015

“Yesterday evening, I heard a radio commercial on WHIO sponsored by Representative Mike Turner (R, OH 10th) defending his aligning with pro-amnesty members of congress and President Obama. His commercial referred to those who opposed linking the DHS budget with funding of illegal aliens (via executive amnesty) as “bullies” simply because they showed the fortitude to stand up against the president’s unconstitutional actions AND apparently because they disagreed with him. Representative Turner, for whom I have had great respect and of whom I have been a huge supporter, stooped very low with this commercial. He knows he is doing what is politically expedient, and has had to resort to the most base mischaracterizations simply because he cannot defend this actions legally, rationally, or morally, no matter how hard he may try. It was truly pathetic to hear the utterly sophomoric nature of this piece and the straw man arguments he presented in the commercial. Shame on him.”

Apparently in Congressman Turner’s reasoning, standing up to uphold the U.S. Constitution and Rule of Law makes you a bully. Really? Is this a version of patriotism with which you are familiar?

Heck, who cares about an oath of office anyway?

Here is the Congressional oath Congressman Turner has taken multiple times: “I, (name of Member), 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” (5 U.S.C. §3331).”

Note that there is no “escape clause” in this oath because the politics happen to be tough. Congressman Turner took this oath “without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion” and did this just two months ago. It should be fresh in his memory, unless, well…. To “support and defend” the U.S. Constitution means to hold it superior to all other considerations. To “bear true faith and allegiance to the same” means to abide by it and the limits on power it imposes on the federal government. No exception to vote to approve or fund illegal or unconstitutional actions is contained in this oath!

What do you think of Congressman Turner’s actions to break his oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution and vote to fund illegal and unconstitutional actions by the president?

Does calling those who oppose this a “bully” make it right?

What does his oath really now mean? Given three choices to: (1) not vote and uphold his oath of office; (2) vote to not fund these illegal and unconstitutional actions and uphold his oath of office; and, (3) vote to break his oath of office and vote to fund illegal and unconstitutional actions because he supports them, what would an honorable elected representative with integrity do? The only two options consistent with the oath of office: (1) and (2).

Do you think Congressman Turner’s oath of office now carries any meaning with him? Now, it appears, his political allegiance to Boehner is held superior to whatever remaining obligation he has to “support and defend” the U.S. Constitution.

Call Congressman Mike Turner and tell him what you think: 202-225-6465

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