Oath

From Conservapedia
Jump to: navigation, search

An oath is a solemn pledge (often calling on God or swearing on the Bible) made under a sense of responsibility in attestation of the truth of a statement or in verification of a statement made.

To take an oath, is to swear solemnly; to vow.

Example: "I, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."

Constitution

U.S. Constitution Article VI, Section 3, requires the following:

The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.

See also