August 18, 2020

The Constitutional Oath Mandates Adherence to Republican Form of Government

by John D. Guandolo

Many Americans have been shocked over the last several months by the number of U.S. leaders at the local, state, and federal levels who are unwilling to do their legal duty to defend the Constitution and ensure every state in these United State operates under a republican form of government.

Because of this failure, the communist insurrection in America advances mostly unchallenged by the very people who are legally bound to take action.

Article IV of the U.S. Constitution reads: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.”

When teaching UTT’s session on “America’s Founding Principles in Law & Government” to police officers and federal agents over the years, I always ask the students if it would be lawful for their state legislature to legalize theft or some similar crime. It is astounding how many sworn officers/agents have said that if the majority of the legislature votes for it, then it would be lawful, and therefore, “okay.”

However, this is not true, it violates our founding principles, and reveals a very dangerous misunderstanding of our system by those who are legally charged with enforcing laws.

America is a REPUBLIC, and specifically NOT a democracy. In a Republic, majority rules, but the rights of the minority are protected.

In democracies, the majority rules, period. America’s founders understood democracies always devolve into chaos, because they are a “mobocracy.”

This is why nefarious personalities in this war – on both sides of the political aisle – use the word “democracy” when discussing America’s form of government.

Several years ago I had the opportunity to brief a republican Attorney General in a Western state about the jihadi threat which exists there. After sharing the information, he told me of the nefarious activities of the democrat party in that state, and what democrats were actively doing to undermine liberty and the U.S. Constitution.

However, he concluded his remarks by saying: “If democrats or jihadis want to replace the Constitution, and do it non-violently, there really isn’t anything we can do.”


The Oath of Office legally requires a person who has sworn fidelity to it to do everything in their power to ensure the Constitution stands no matter what.

For police chiefs to say they are “just following orders” from mayors to allow rioters to hurt/kill innocent citizens, burn businesses and loot their jurisdiction, sounds no different than nazi concentration camp guards who testified at the Nuremberg trial they were “just following orders” in participating in the massacre of millions of Jews during World War II.

Following unjust orders is not a part of the duty of a police officer or anyone else who swears an oath to the Constitution, and ignoring obvious wrongs and violations of the law constitute unjust/unlawful orders.

The Constitution is undergirded by the founding principles of the Law of Nature and Nature’s God, and requires fidelity to those principles. The Republic requires elected officials and sworn law enforcement officers to enforce the just laws and protect the citizens of their community, even in the face of totalitarian leadership.

American citizens – we the people – are the government in America and we allow others to rule over us via the social compact ONLY in so far as they do so justly – meaning under the Constitution in accordance with the founding principles.

Leaders who swear an oath to the Constitution must adhere to those oaths, and American citizens have a duty to remove despotic leaders who fail to operate morally under the Constitution.

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About JG
John Guandolo is a US Naval Academy graduate, served as an Infantry/Reconnaissance officer in the United States Marines and is a combat veteran, served as a Special Agent in the FBI from 1996-2008, and was recruited out of the FBI by the Department of Defense to conduct strategic analysis of the Islamic threat. He is the President and Founder of Understanding the Threat (UTT).
  1. But I’m pretty sure that’s not happening in our schools, I’ve personally never heard of that law. God bless America 🇺🇸


    Since 2004, September 17th (today) has been a national holiday in recognition of the adoption of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia, in 1787. Said law not only mandates that all publically funded educational institutions, and all federal agencies, provide educational programming on the history of the Constitution on that day, but in 2005 the Department of Education announced that said law applies to any school receiving federal funds of any kind. [see Wikipedia page re: “Constitution Day in the United States].

    God bless America. And God bless President Donald J. Trump.


    Each of said U.S. officials whose nonfeasance has wrought death, destruction and multi-faceted agony to infants, toddlers, teen agers and adults of all ages and races should be arrested for sedition in time of war*, and if convicted, imprisoned in a federal penetentiary. Lest we forget, the snivelling cowards who have allowed said horrors to happen have been living amid multiple concentric circles of high-tech federal security the entire time, just watching said criminality to unfold instead of taking steps to stop it.

    As to UTT’s inference to the day-to-day value of having a U.S. Constitution at hand; every law-enforcement entity in the country should routinely issue a mini-size leather-bound copy to sworn members in conjunction with the issuance of their badge, service weapon and identity credentials upon taking the loyalty oaths. As a matter of fact, the White House would probably be amenable to the idea, and even provide the books if UTT suggested it.

    Too, as an example of no one having the authority to order a police officer not to take action in response to a felony he witnesses, thus block his or her access to a court of law: Had I made inspector before exiting the police service, I had planned to ask the U.S. Attorney to review a test case involving the mayhem which occurs when a professional hockey player swings a hockey stick full force against the head of an opposing player. (the term “dangerous weapon” relates to how something is used, not exclusively to what it looks like). All I would have needed to do was witness that happening then issue court summonses to the players involved, the on-ice official who witnessed it too, and a coach or manager from each of the teams to meet me in the U.S. Attorney’s office on an agreeable date to have what had happened reviewed by any available Assistant U.S. Attorney with the authority to either “paper” the case, i.e., send it upstairs to a judge, or “nolle prosse” it, i.e., refuse to prosecute it. But to reiterate, NO ONE would have had the authority to order that none of that happened, which is exactly what has been going on respecting the political frauds who are engaged in contextual nonfeasance in support of a full blown insurrection.

    *Anyone wishing to own a verbatim Arabic-to-English translated copy of Islam’s 22 May 1991 declaration of war on Western civilization which in 2004 was seized in accordance with a federal search warrant from a subterranean basement in Annandale, Virginia USA by special agents of the FBI, may do so by connecting with: to request (for a nominal handling & postage fee): GOVERNMENT EXHIBIT 003-0085 3:04-CR-240-G U.S. v. HLF, et al.

  4. It seems that you are the only one saying this! Thank you for fighting for this country and the constitution!

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