Skip to comments.Experts: Obama Should Swear Oath Again
Posted on 01/21/2009 10:23:48 AM PST by Sammy67
The presidential oath of office should be re-administered to Barack Obama because of his flub during Tuesdays swearing-in ceremony, legal experts say.
Because of a mistake by Chief Justice John Roberts, Obama transposed one of the words in the oath. He should have said he will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, but instead repeated Roberts cue and said he will execute the Office of President of the United States faithfully.
Josh White of the Washington Post noted: The presidential oath of office is required of a new president before he can execute his power, and the Constitution is clear that its 35 words must be spoken exactly.
Jonathan Turley, a professor of constitutional law at George Washington University, told the Post: He should probably go ahead and take the oath again. If he doesnt, there are going to be people who for the next four years are going to argue that he didnt meet the constitutional standard.
And Charles Cooper, head of the Justice Departments Office of Legal Counsel under President Ronald Reagan, said an incorrect recitation of
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Constitutional scholars - those guys must get laid a lot.
Let him swear an oath in his native land - Kenya!
Why bother?....It’s not like the guy was born here or anything.....
The King has been crowned.
Like, oh, I dont know, a Birth Certificate?
He knows your damn words!
Klattu, Obama, ... necktie! noodle?
No that wasn’t it.
Above link explains reference for the B movie challenged.
I’ll bet you dollars to donuts that he already has done so in the Oval Office sometime yesterday.
Have him bring his citizenship history paperwork this time.
I thought he became president at noon on Jan 20 — the oath does not really mean anything. I don’t like typing that, but I think it’s a cold fact. Am I wrong?
Might save Bambi a perjury charge if he does not restate it.
True. If the Supremes felt that the oath needed to be redone, I’m sure it was already handled.
We have a president who want show us his real birth-certificate and hasn't taken the Presidential Oaf.
it’s not as if he intended to keep to his oath anyway
This is silly. I’m sure he retook the oath already if there was a question, and I’m sure the paperwork that he signed was proper. If not, retaking the oath is a matter of simple procedure and does not need to be televised.
I also read where the public oath we witnessed yesterday was a formality—the official oath was given earlier in the day.
"Klaatu Verada N.....Necktie....Nickel....It's an "N" word, it's definitely an 'N' word!"
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