Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The Presidential Oath of Office
Regarding the presidential oath of office:
Q: What is an oath?
A: It is a solemn calling upon God, who knows the hearts of all men, and will call every man to account for his conduct in this world, to bear witness that what a man says is true, or that what he promises he means to perform.
Q: What is the President's oath of office?
A: It is in these words --- "I do solemnly swear, 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."
~Elementary Catechism on the Constitution of the United States for the use of schools, by Arthur J. Stansbury, 1828