> The danger was not merely legislative or judicial. Nor was
> it threatened only from the state's highest officials. It
> was abuse by whatever agency the state might invest with its
> power capable of inflicting the deprivation. In all its
> flux, time makes some things axiomatic. One has been that
> state officials who violate their oaths of office and flout
> 117#####117 the fundamental law are answerable to it when
> their misconduct brings upon them the penalty it authorizes
> and Congress has provided. Screws v. United States, 325 US
> 91, 116-7 (1945) MR. JUSTICE RUTLEDGE, concurring in the
Anyone living where they take the oath is blessed indeed!
Here, they don't take it. That way they avoid charges of treason.
And individual usurpers or impersonators would rather avoid unpleasantries
than risk evaluating "my agenda" (as it is now well known) and risking
those forthcoming paychecks.