Since George Washington first said the words on April 30, 1789, as prompted by Robert Livingston Chancellor of State of New York, every President of the United States has repeated the following simple presidential oath of office as part of the inauguration ceremony:
"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."The oath is worded and administered in accordance with Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution.
Eric Holder, if confirmed, will be Obama's attorney general. He and his staff will have the obligation to scrutinize the new president's actions to make sure he lives up to his oath of office.
A lawyer's work is often to dissect, rationalize, twist and turn words and actions to fit the 'realities' of the situation.
Mr. Holder will no doubt find innovative ways to justify subverting the constitution.
If we had a mainstream media that wasn't bought by special interests, they would be jumping all over the first instance of the oath being broken. It should be their job to report facts but lies are what controls the populace.
What Obama action will be the first to burn yet another aspect of the root document of this great land?
And how long will it take, Jan. 21-22, a few days longer to get settled in?
Sounds like a good office pool.