Reply To: Is it illegal to violate the "oath of office?"


Thanks for your quick response Kevin. Is the violation of the oath considered a criminal violation? I am thinking of something like the indefinite detention section of the NDAA. This has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge. It is being appealed but if the ruling stands wouldn’t the creators and supporters of this bill be guilty of destroying the very document they took an oath the “support and defend?” If I am understanding you correctly the “oath of office” is strictly ceremonial and if they choose to introduce and support unconstitutional laws there is no legal action that can be taken? That is quite sad, but it helps to explain a lot.