If there were ever proof that our unelected bureaucracy needs an attitude adjustment, the first few months of 2017 were it. The leaks of classified information jeopardizing the welfare of every American citizen reached epidemic proportions and were a serious offense. It was serious when Hilliary Clinton used her private email and server, and it is serious when the unelected civil servants do it to undermine a President they do not like. Every civil servant other than the President is required to take the following 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.”.(Pub. L. 89–554, Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 424.)
Nowhere does it indicate that they are allowed to support only those elected officials with whom they agree politically or with only those officials who follow a single party line, or with those whom they deem acceptable. Nor does it say they will serve only organizations promoting their political, social or religious beliefs. The penalty for any such breach of faith says the guilty party “Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both” 18 U.S. Code § 798 – Disclosure of classified information.
We are a nation with rule of law that applies equally to everyone, no matter their circumstance, wealth, politics, color, proximity to power, or a multitude of other distinguishing features. That the halls of our very own government we support with our lives and labor would discriminate in any way in the application of the laws and regulations of this country shows a bigotry and injustice of the worst kind that can be shown to an American citizen. At the very least we need to enforce the consequences of their lack of faith to their oaths and remove them from the ranks of our civil servants. No good can come from a government filled with the ranks of such as these.
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