Monday, March 7, 2011

Words [and oaths] have meanings – So help me God!

By John Sykes

imageI have seen a number of instances lately where some very well meaning people have espoused signing oaths with our fingers crossed for pragmatic ends, particularly when doing so would enable a group to take over another group. I ask only this: Where would we be if the code sworn to by our military officers, next below, was entered into in the same vain?
MajPain supports and expands:

I, [name], 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

The above is the oath that every officer in the military repeats. It’s not optional to repeat it nor is it optional to violate it. Here words are reality. I happen to take oaths and by the good Lord himself abide by them “So help me God” even when it’s not popular or easy. Please read the rest here …

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