Who left the fridge open?
This is pretty much a non-issue. It's not a violation of the 1st amendment or separation of church and state. Though I do like the idea of the President swearing on the Constitution instead of the Bible (I wonder how many politicians actually believe in a god? I know many claim a form of Christianity, but they don't seem to act it).
Also, the broad over sweeping statements against the atheist community; such as blaming the whole for the actions of this dude, is inaccurate.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
As if "so help me god" was a guarantee of upholding the Constitution. I think it should be optional for the President.
Originally Posted by Jerry
Boston = City of Champions: Bruins 2011; Celtics 2008; Red Sox 2004, 2007; Patriots 2002, 2004, 2005
Jon Huntsman for President
Last edited by Rodney; 01-03-09 at 09:12 AM.
"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."
That's it. There's no swearing to God involved. God is not important in this ceremony, per the Constitution anyway.
If the President elect wants to add this in and make some kind of personal statement, though, that's his choice to make, imo. But I could do without the preachers. This is a civil matter.
(Somebody may have already said this-I didn't read the whole thread)