I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.The President has made a mockery of this oath as he continually violates laws and constitutional liberties. When he encounters a court that dares to question his authority, he simply uses an executive order to make it lawful. When its unconstitutional, he just ignores it. When he was elected, he was not elected to "protect us from terrorist", he was elected to protect the constitution by any means at his disposal. He has some other powers and responsibilities.
Section 2.The President shall be commander in chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the militia of the several states, when called into the actual service of the United States; he may require the opinion, in writing, of the principal officer in each of the executive departments, upon any subject relating to the duties of their respective offices, and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.
He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.
The President shall have power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate, by granting commissions which shall expire at the end of their next session.
You will notice the amount of senatorial oversight that is required by Article II Section II. The reason for this is to keep those critical checks and balances in place. Checks and balances that are absolutely necessary to keep our democracy pure and free. Checks and balances that Bush not only wishes, but treats as they aren't there. This is a violation of his oath of office, his pledge to preserve the constitution of the United States of America. He has failed to fulfill his Oath of Office and has continued to do what ever he pleases over and over. He continues to spit in the face of the American people and has been allowed to do what ever he wants. He is an embarrassment to the Republican Party, conservatives as a whole, and the United States of America. As a president, he has been the biggest failures our country has ever seen. In 2008, lets hope we remember this and not make the mistake of electing someone like him again.