For those that are sworn into office under oath before god are generally considered by the public (http://www.gallup.com/poll/1654/honesty-ethics-professions.aspx) to be the greasiest low life liars in the country.
Swearing before god should terrify true believers into walking the line unless, generally, that burning lake of fire is no more real to them than it is to we atheists.
Most people are just full of shit.
Kevin Cole <[address removed]> wrote:
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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