It is a plague upon the people and the nation that the officials of government do not obey the supreme law of the land.
Especially when they do so publicly after they take an oath to obey, protect, and uphold that supreme law.
The U.S. Constitution is most abused by the officials of government because they immediately, upon taking the oath, proceed to defend foreign interests and anything else other than what they vowed by taking the oath which does not say that they will protect and defend the nation, the people, or themselves, rather, it says:
I, [name], 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.(5 U.S.C. §3331, emphasis added). The oath that the president takes is similar, to wit:
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.(Article II, Section I, Clause 8; Constitution, emphasis added). The reason these oaths are taken may not be so obvious to some (especially many who take it).
That reason is: to the extent that the constitution is damaged, diminished, or demised, is the extent to which the government, the nation, and the people are damaged, diminished, or demised.
The beginning of terrorism is anarchy against the constitution which was designed for the people (The Common Good, Racial History).
This series and others have chronicled how an ongoing coup has slowly overthrown the people's government to slowly replace it with a rogue Epigovernment; slowly putting a plutocracy in its place (A Tale of Coup Cities - 2, Epigovernment: The New Model, American Feudalism - 6, The Homeland: Big Brother Plutonomy - 8, Ayn Rand: Patron Saint of The Plutocracy).
A closing quote:
"For those who work for a living the level of inequality in the U.S. is probably higher than in any other society at any time in the past, anywhere in the world ..."(Capital, a book by Thomas Piketty, see video below).
The next post in this series is here, the previous post in this series is here.
On the Plutocracy (they mistakenly call it "oligarchy") - Krugman, Moyers