Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What are the Proper Words For the Swearing In of the President?

For those of you who were wondering, here it is from Article II, Section I of the Constitution;
"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."
Justice Roberts placed the word "faithfully" in the wrong place and that is why Obama paused, to allow Roberts to correct himself. Obama did jump the gun in the first line, and that is why most of us assumed he screwed up the next part.

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