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6 Ways to Sunday:If Romney should be elected President,just where & how- will he take the Oath?
The Green Papers ^ | July 4, 2012 | by Richard E. Berg-Andersson

Posted on 07/04/2012 5:50:01 PM PDT by SMGFan

Should former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney- the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, as of this typing- be elected President by defeating the incumbent Democrat in the White House- President Barack Obama- he will face an historic dilemma: just where (as well as under what circumstances) will he be able to take the Oath of Office come Noon Eastern Time US [1700 GMT] next 20 January?

The problem is that, in 2013, 20 January falls on a Sunday and, therefore, the public Presidential Inauguaration festivities (the Swearing-In on the steps of the West Front of the United States Capitol followed by the Inaugural Address; then the Inaugural Parade up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House-- not also to mention all those Inaugural Balls!) will have to be postponed until Monday 21 January this time round. Exacerbating this problem is the fact that, should Romney, indeed, become President as a result of the 2012 Election, he will not only have overcome the current occupant of the White House, he will also be of the opposite Major Party from that occupant!

Only six times before in the History of the American Presidency has the day set aside for the beginning of the Term of Office of a President (as well as Vice-President) of the United States fallen on a Sunday and none of the previous times this has happened provides all that much of a guide for what to do re: the swearing-in of a potential Romney Administration the day before a public Presidential Inauguration.

The source of the problem:

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: inauguration
From a quick search I cannot learn why the Jan 20 swearing should be a private ceremony.
1 posted on 07/04/2012 5:50:11 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

Romney would take the oath at noon on Sunday in the Rotunda, like Reagan did to begin his second term.


2 posted on 07/04/2012 5:53:40 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: SMGFan

He should take in St Louis...the Heartland.


3 posted on 07/04/2012 5:53:46 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: SMGFan

There is no problem with taking the oath privately on a Sunday. Many Christians do not believe in holding secular festivities; parades, parties, etc., on a Sunday.


4 posted on 07/04/2012 5:57:11 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: SMGFan

He will take it on the Book of Mormon, in Salt Lake City, privately administered by justice Roberts.


5 posted on 07/04/2012 5:57:55 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SMGFan

Maybe a question of equal importance is: Will Roberts be able to administer the oath this time without screwing up?


6 posted on 07/04/2012 6:06:42 PM PDT by Will88
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To: SMGFan

Its a private swearing in, then the money wasting parties begin on the 21st.


7 posted on 07/04/2012 6:09:59 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: SMGFan

20th Amendment
Section 1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

Ok....kick Obama out of our house at 1/2013 @ 12:01

Romney takes a private oath on Sunday and a public one on Monday

I don’t see the big deal here as long as that usurper fraud poser POS is gone...


8 posted on 07/04/2012 6:11:50 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: SMGFan

20th Amendment
Section 1. The terms of the President and Vice President shall end at noon on the 20th day of January, and the terms of Senators and Representatives at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the terms of their successors shall then begin.

Ok....kick Obama out of our house at 1/2013 @ 12:01

Romney takes a private oath on Sunday and a public one on Monday

I don’t see the big deal here as long as that usurper fraud poser POS is gone...


9 posted on 07/04/2012 6:11:50 PM PDT by Popman (When you elect a clown: expect a circus...)
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To: SMGFan

As long as Romney takes the Oath in a country that he is loyal to, it will be a huge step up from that terrible day in January, 2009. Perhaps in some odd sense, Obama is “loyal” to the America he wants to create, but Romney is a real American both culturally and by birth. As much as I despise Romney’s politics, the liberal from MA will be a huge step up from our current national nightmare.


10 posted on 07/04/2012 6:16:44 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: iowamark

Well, this is not even like the NYC Mayor being sworn in at midnight on New year’s day before public ceremony at city Hall at noon. with this media age it has to be shown. live . and even a small address to the nation and the world will be necessary.

will President Barack Kardashian sneak out the back door that Sunday morning? nah.


11 posted on 07/04/2012 6:17:29 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Popman

Actually I want to see it. I need to see it. I do not need a parade etc. Step up, take the oath, address the country and the world. get to work. The Inaugural balls can still occur.

Have a State of the Union Address within 10 days.


12 posted on 07/04/2012 6:23:36 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Popman

Actually I want to see it. I need to see it. I do not need a parade etc. Step up, take the oath, address the country and the world. get to work. The Inaugural balls can still occur.

Have a State of the Union Address within 10 days.


13 posted on 07/04/2012 6:23:40 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: Popman

I wonder if Baraq’s nightly 2 hr gig on PMSNBC will begin on the 21st?


14 posted on 07/04/2012 6:26:52 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: OneWingedShark

He apparently used a Bible in Boston as was traditional for Massachusetts’ governors, so why wouldn’t he follow D.C. tradition?


15 posted on 07/04/2012 6:27:31 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: SMGFan

I just want to see Obama fly away in the helicopter forever and forever.


16 posted on 07/04/2012 6:28:10 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: skr
He apparently used a Bible in Boston as was traditional for Massachusetts’ governors, so why wouldn’t he follow D.C. tradition?

It was meant as a kinda sarcastic reference to the supposition that the closed-door oath Obama did was on the koran.
i don't see a whole lot of difference in Obama and Romney, so at this point another closed-door/secret inauguration would be unsurprising.

17 posted on 07/04/2012 6:37:38 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: SMGFan
The 20th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States notes- in its first Section- that "[t]he terms of the President and Vice-President shall end at noon on the twentieth day of January... and the terms of their successors shall then begin.."

A bigger question is does the Obama family leave the White House and hang-out elsewhere (Blair House?) until the ceremony is over on Monday afternoon? It's clear to me that the nuclear football and all other responsibilities would be Romney's at noon on Sunday.

18 posted on 07/04/2012 6:56:03 PM PDT by SC Swamp Fox (Aim small, miss small.)
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To: Will88
Will Roberts be able to administer the oath this time without screwing up?

Who says he screwed up, everything went according to plan.

19 posted on 07/04/2012 6:57:34 PM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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To: MrChips

I just want to see Obama fly away in the helicopter forever and forever.

I want to see US marshals, five seconds after Romney completes the oath, slap handcuffs on Obama and hustle him away to a cell.


20 posted on 07/04/2012 7:01:54 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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To: SMGFan

I wish he could take it at the stroke of midnight on Nov. 7, 2012. If they lose it is unthinkable what kind of damage Obama and his people will try to compress and accomplish between then and Jan. 20, 2013.


21 posted on 07/04/2012 7:01:54 PM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: SMGFan

No booze or coffee @ the inaugural balls.


22 posted on 07/04/2012 7:03:00 PM PDT by Mormon Cricket
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To: SMGFan
This is stupid shit. This schmuck has way too much time on his hands.
23 posted on 07/04/2012 7:09:26 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SMGFan

Who the hell cares?

Get the Marxist destroyer out of office first and he can take it in my backyard, floating in the lake, drinking a beer for all I care.

Oh yeah, Mormon. OK..Coke, Pepsi, whatever...Hawaiian Punch.

Just. Get. The. Marxist. Out. Of. There.

I’ll have top-notch pork BBQ just for giggles.


24 posted on 07/04/2012 7:24:42 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Mormon Cricket

Guests will also be expected to sign up and bring a hot dish and help fold up the tables and chairs when the dinner is done.


25 posted on 07/04/2012 7:27:59 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Or just put him on a plane with a one-way ticket to some gulag in Siberia.


26 posted on 07/04/2012 7:41:59 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: SC Swamp Fox

On previous occasions that this has happened, the Speaker of the House or President Pro Tempore of the Senate has been “acting” President (see David Atchison and Steven Ferry). Current law, though, requires either of those officials to resign their seats in the Congress before becoming acting President. So it might be Hillary for a day unless Romney can get his SoS confirmed early.


27 posted on 07/04/2012 7:43:11 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Popman

Private oath on Sunday, repeal Obamacare Monday morning then address the country. That works for me.


28 posted on 07/04/2012 8:15:32 PM PDT by TopDeadCenter
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To: Vigilanteman
Guests will also be expected to sign up and bring a hot dish and help fold up the tables and chairs when the dinner is done.

Now that was funny. Thanks.

29 posted on 07/04/2012 8:42:30 PM PDT by T. P. Pole
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To: SMGFan

Did Romney get the GOP nomination?


30 posted on 07/04/2012 8:44:05 PM PDT by Pasadena2k
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To: iowamark
There is no problem with taking the oath privately on a Sunday. Many Christians do not believe in holding secular festivities; parades, parties, etc., on a Sunday.

Shouldn't be a problem at all - Jesus made it clear that the Sabbath was for us to with as we pleased, not a day when our hands should be tied. Anyone who has issue with it is more religious than Christian in their thinking -- or will still be trying to slam Romney as they won't even blink if Obama retains the WH.

31 posted on 07/05/2012 3:28:02 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: SMGFan

Bumping this so as not to start a new thread.... Anyone want to meet in DC on 1/21/13?? Of course, that’s GOD WILLING that WMR wins the presidency!!


32 posted on 11/01/2012 6:24:09 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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