Re: [atheists-27] Fwd: So Help Me God in presidential oaths

From: Kevin C.
Sent on: Monday, March 11, 2013 8:05 PM
On Mon, Mar 11, 2013 at 7:48 PM, Mathew Goldstein <[address removed]> wrote:

Promising to "tell the truth" or not to commit perjury is usually a focus of judicial oaths for witnesses.  This is an oath for executive office, some lying is technically permitted (not grounds for impeachment).  Here it is:
 
“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.”

Yeah. Sorry, I didn't mean to sidetrack from the original thread. It was merely that I saw a parallel and I'm not big on rituals in general.

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