Holding Our Government Officials Accountable
We the people of the State of Oklahoma recognize in Article VI of the United States Constitution our founding fathers enshrined the duty whereby every elected official, federal and state including every judge in America are bound by the United States Constitution. The Constitution of the State of Oklahoma requires our elected officials to pledge and sign an oath “to support, obey and defend the United States Constitution and the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma” before assuming the duties of the office.
If an elected official and/or a judge having taken the oath of office violates their oath by supporting any legislative act that is in violation of the United States Constitution, then the elected official has committed perjury.
What is lacking is the procedure for the people within the elected official’s district to allow citizens to hold the elected official accountable for committing perjury and violating the trust of the voters. I propose that such a statute should include the following:
1. All members of the United States House of Representatives, the United States Senate, the State Senators and State Representatives of each State and every judge within each state shall be subject to a petition of perjury inquiry.
2. Upon submission to the State Attorney General of a signed petition of 10% of the vote total of the voters within the district whereby the official was elected, the Attorney General of the State shall initiate proceedings to select and seat a Grand Jury within the district of the elected official under petition.
3. The State Attorney General shall ensure the body of the jury is made up of both rural and urban voters proportionally reflective of the district.
4. Evidence presented as constitutional arguments shall be presented by the spokespersons for the accusing body and the elected official and/or their counsel shall present arguments to the contrary
5. A vote of guilty of 9 of the 12 Grand Jury members shall be determined as guilt of violating the oath of office and commission of perjury.
6. Such conviction shall be just cause for and a requirement for immediate removal from office and lifetime prohibition from holding any office of public trust.
A statute based on the above suggestion would empower the American people and almost immediately restore the constitutional limits on government authority whereby reestablishing the stated principles within the Declaration of Independence, that the rights of the American people are derived from our creator and are not gifts granted by elected officials.
Submitted by U.S. Army ret SFC B.L. Cozad, Jr. – Licensed Private Investigator (PO Box 136 Indiahoma, OK 73552)