This is a copy of a letter I have just e-mailed to my Michigan Senators Stabenow and Peters.
"I, William Geresy, do solemnly swear 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; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."
I repeated this Oath many times during my 21 plus years of honorable military service in both the Active Air Force and Michigan Army National Guard. This high Oath bound me as a defender of the U.S. Constitution up to and including risking my life in combat. I lived up to my Oath.
The U.S. Constitution is to be treated as an iron clad contract between “We the People” and the U.S. Government. Only with that view, is it worth the paper it is written on. The false interpretation as a “living document” makes the sacrifice of our military worthless. The view that the meaning can change without amendment is dangerous. One will never know what one’s rights are tomorrow.
A jurist in any level of our many courts should be as a minimum be held to the standard of following the U.S. Constitution as written. This is the mainstream. It is the only stream. Anything less is unacceptable to those of us that have served.
Any jurist that feels bound by precedence of prior court ruling that do not meet the high standards of the U.S. Constitution is not worthy of serving. Prior courts have made gross mistakes. A jurist must feel free to correct this mistakes based on evidence and the Constitution.
This is why I strongly support Judge Neil Gorsuch for the U. S. Supreme Court. I urge you to vote yes on all votes on this question in the U. S. Senate.
SGT William A. Geresy (ret)
MI Army National Guard
Vietnam Era, Cold War, Operation Iraqi Freedom