Did Michele Bachmann Admit To Treason?

Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Image by Gage Skidmore

Previously on the campaign trail, Michele Bachmann explained that her work as an IRS agent was responsible for creating her anti-tax fervor. But yesterday in South Carolina, the Minnesota Congresswoman offered another, more sinister explanation for her work. She claimed that she was in fact a “mole” in the US Government agency.

“We change the economy by changing the tax code. How many of you love the IRS? No! It’s time to change it. I went to work in that system because the first rule of war is ‘know your enemy.’ So I went to the inside to learn how they work because I wanted to beat them.”

While this explanation might have been offered to appease the more hardcore conservative base, this statement actually could be quite damaging, if not incriminating to Mrs Bachmann. The reason it might be is easily found in the oath of office that IRS people are required to take:

5 U.S.C. § 3331 sets forth the oath required of members of Congress and other federal officials (including Cabinet officials) other than the President and judges:
“I, AB, 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.”

But Michele claims she was essentially, if not literally in violation of that oath to our nation and our Constitution. She admits this freely and without reservation or coercion. And what she is admitting to is being a traitor to our country.

Yeah, I said it. And it’s simple. Michele gladly claims the US Government, for which she worked for in the IRS, was “the enemy.” She brags about her intent to take them down from the inside.. Read 5 U.S.C. § 3331. It doesn’t sound like she was bearing “true faith and witness” nor was she, by her own gleeful admission, “without mental reservation or purpose of evasion.”

She swore that to the Constitution, and to the God she claims to follow faithfully.

Is Michele Bachmann guilty of treason by her own, in context, non cropped words?

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