Oaths and Vows by Roger L. Voisinet
One of the two major Presidential candidates in 2016 has broken his marriage vows 3 times, defaulted on billion dollar loans via bankruptcy protection 4 times and is the defendant in over 3500 lawsuits for failing to live up to his contractual obligations and duties. Every president has to take the Oath of Office (below). Which candidate would be more likely to break this Oath of Office? Furthermore, the Oath taken by all Military Officers could come in direct conflict with the behavior of any President choosing to violate his Oath via reckless actions. Thus it seems reasonable that a military coup could happen in the United States and perhaps even must, if imagined scenarios become real in a possible presidency.
Oath of the Office of the President of the United States. From Wikipedia:
The Oath of office of the President of the United States is the oath or affirmation that the President of the United States takes after assuming the presidency but before he or she begins the execution of the office. The wording is specified in Article II, Section One, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution:
“Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: — ”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.””
Oath taken by members of the Armed Forces. From Wikipedia:
An officer is a member of an armed force or uniformed service who holds a position of authority. Used without further detail, the term “officer” almost always refers to commissioned officers, the most senior portion of a force who derive authority from a commission from a state. In its broadest sense, the term “officer” also includes lower level leaders who are referred to as non-commissioned officers.
“I, [name], 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.”
Traditional Wedding Vows….
In the Name of God,
I, ( ……. ) take you, ( …… ), to be my wife,
to have and to hold
from this day forward,
for better, for worse,
for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health,
to love and to cherish,
until we are parted by death.
This is my solemn vow.
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