To: The Office of the Presidency, The United States House of Representatives, and The United States Senate

Examine Oaths and Pledges to get Party Funding by the Congressional Ethics Committee

We the undersigned believe sworn oaths taken to receive Party backing or funding or in order to qualify for candidacy for public office to be in violation of the oath to uphold the Constitution and other oaths of office, and request that the practice be aired and eliminated by Ethics Committees of both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.

Why is this important?

95% of Republican Congressmen have signed an oath not to raise taxes, which is a virtual prerequisite to get Republican National Committe funding, and have also had to sign, in many cases, the right-wing purity oath for same. It is our view that, not only does this impair the excercise of the integrity of personal independent judgement in the exercise of their duties as congressmen, it can be in violation of their sworn oath to defend and protect the Constitution. We move that this and all oaths that hamper individual judgement to be exercised in the performance of public office be examined by the Congressional Ethics Committees in hearings to determine whether this be a breach of ethics that conflicts with the exercise of their sworn duties as Congressmen.