Under our judicial system, when you are ordered to appear an appearance in court is mandatory, and if you are required to testify a procedure that will be followed is swearing in. The procedure is to raise your right hand and swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth. The adjective, swear is defined in the Webster’s dictionary as “To make a solemn statement or promised under oath.”
The word oath also has significance and for clarity’s sake it is also defined in Webster’s dictionary as “The sacredness of a promise.” Two significant words that are sometimes misunderstood or ignored. To lie under oath is perjury, a serious offense.
There is an old country-western song that quotes Alexander Hamilton; the title of the song is “If you don’t believe in something you will fall for anything.” The Pledge of Allegiance seems to have fallen into the last words in Hamilton’s quotation.
Webster’s dictionary,4th definition for the word pledge is a “promised, vow.” What are you promising and vowing to do when you pledge allegiance to our red white and blue flag? I say research it and find what it means to stand at attention with your hand over your heart making a promise to your fellow Americans. New Americans are doing it with joy and happiness. Why?
It appears to me that all our government officials and those that we elect (hire) to send to Washington have diminished the oath of office into a routine ceremony.
The Representatives’ swearing-in Oath has 12 words “I swear (affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States.” If one listens to their words, we are bombarded with in the major media, only one conclusion is obvious, just a routine ceremony.
The first important word, solemnly, and the second word, swear, the first word strengthens the second word as it is defined above. All of the promissory words some use, after analysis, are simply empty promises.
The progressives or communists make the same empty promises. How can they support the Constitution of the United States? I don’t see how! For all government officials, violation of the oath of office is a federal offense.
It seems to me there should be investigations into elected officials holding offices in Washington and elsewhere. If the mainstream media is correctly reporting their public statements, there are many oath violations, federal offenses.
There is very strong support for the Constitution of the United States that can be found in the oath taken by those in all the U.S. military service branches.
“I (name here) 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.”
Every time I took the above oath, it never contained an expiration date or a statute of limitations. This statement is verifiable, ask any military veteran. Violation of that oath carries severe penalties.
Anyone who reads this and intends to exercise their First Amendment right to label me with unsubstantiated names — such as nazi, fascist, racist and all the phobia titles — my First Amendment rights allows me to say this.
All children are born ignorant and without any effort, work or ambition will likely remain so. To believe a lie and consciously ignore the truth is the definition of a fool.