What Happened to Duty, Honor, and Country?

Each and every person who holds any office of the United States takes a solemn oath to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. That includes the President, the Vice President, and all the Senators and Representatives in the Congress. It also includes every officer in the United States military. It is not an oath to be taken casually or for purposes of evasion.

53 years ago, I took that same oath when I was commissioned an officer in the U. S. Army. The oath does not expire. I am still bound by it and it takes precedence over all other personal monetary and career considerations. I also expect our Senators and Representatives to honor it, regardless of their personal political considerations.

Shame on those Republican Senators and Representatives who place their reelection fears above their honor and their duty to the Constitution and our Nation! The events of January 6th unfolded on national TV (even Fox) in front of all of us. They cannot be rationalized away and they must never be allowed to occur again. Politicians must be taught to tremble at any thought of crossing that line. I had once been a 4th-generation Republican. I am unlikely to trust the GOP again.


A US Army Vietnam War veteran with a wonderful wife and family, I’m a software architect and engineer who also loves building and messing about in boats.