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    bill to make swearing to god mandatory in Colorado?

    http://leg.colorado.gov/sites/defaul...18a_242_01.pdf

    SECTION 1. In Colorado Revised Statutes, 24-12-101, amend
    2 as amended by House Bill 18-1138 (1) as follows:
    3 24-12-101. Form of oath or affirmation for public office -
    4 requirements for oath or affirmation. (1) When a person is required to
    5 take an oath or affirmation before the person enters upon the discharge of
    6 a public office or position, the form of the oath or affirmation is as
    7 follows:
    8 I [name], do [select swear BY THE EVERLIVING GOD or
    9 affirm] that I will support the constitution of the United
    10 States, the constitution of the state of Colorado, and the
    11 laws of the state of Colorado, and will faithfully perform
    12 the duties of the office of [name of office or position] upon
    13 which I am about to enter to the best of my ability

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    Re: bill to make swearing to god mandatory in Colorado?

    Doesn't this do just the opposite? You can simply say, "I, Blarg, do affirm..."

    It clearly gives two options.

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    Re: bill to make swearing to god mandatory in Colorado?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Doesn't this do just the opposite? You can simply say, "I, Blarg, do affirm..."

    It clearly gives two options.
    o could have misread it i figured it meant you had to say swear or affirm by god

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    Re: bill to make swearing to god mandatory in Colorado?

    I, Bodi, affirm that this thread is a FAIL.
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    Re: bill to make swearing to god mandatory in Colorado?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I, Bodi, affirm that this thread is a FAIL.
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    Re: bill to make swearing to god mandatory in Colorado?

    Colorado is reaping taxes while we suffer the costs.

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    Re: bill to make swearing to god mandatory in Colorado?

    Clearly unconstitutional. What else is there to say?

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    Re: bill to make swearing to god mandatory in Colorado?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Doesn't this do just the opposite? You can simply say, "I, Blarg, do affirm..."
    It clearly gives two options.
    That does appear to be true but the purpose of the bill is to add the “by the Everliving God” element. Previously they could choose to say “swear” or “affirm”, with the amendment, that can “swear by the Everliving God” or “affirm”. It still seems quite an oddly specific wording to specify and does make you wonder what the underlying motive for the bill was.

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    Re: bill to make swearing to god mandatory in Colorado?

    Good Lord Sweet Jesus.

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    Re: bill to make swearing to god mandatory in Colorado?

    "Or" is the key word.

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