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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:21 PM

On oaths

Oath #1
"I, _____ , having been appointed an officer in the _____ (Military Branch) of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of _____ do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; So help me God."

Oath #2
I, _____, 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.

Pretty close, huh?
So why are soldiers court martialed for failing to engage the enemy while people who take the second oath-US Representatives-are free to ignore their oaths and duty to impeach a president who is a clear and present danger to the republic and the constitution?

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Response to flotsam (Original post)

Fri Apr 19, 2019, 05:48 PM

1. VERY good question! The pols wouldn't have wanted to throw a spanner into a system

that proved very lucrative to many of them.

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Fri Apr 19, 2019, 06:50 PM

2. Oath of Allegiance - Pre and post 1934

Oath of Allegiance - Pre and post 1934
http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/the-fuehrer-oath

(before August 2, 1934)
"I swear by almighty God this sacred oath:
I will at all times loyally and honestly
serve my people and country
and, as a brave soldier,
I will be ready at any time
to stake my life for this oath."

The Fuehrer Oath
(effective August 2, 1934)
"I swear by almighty God this sacred oath:
I will render unconditional obedience
to the Fuehrer of the German Reich and people, Adolf Hitler,
Supreme Commander of the Wehrmacht,
and, as a brave soldier,
I will be ready at any time
to stake my life for this oath."

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