How the hell can you get officially sworn in to a public office in private ????
BY LAW, if January 20th (Inauguration Day) lands on a Sunday, the president in sworn in privately....and then publicly on the following day...January 21.
BY LAW, if January 20th (Inauguration Day) lands on a Sunday, the president is sworn in privately....and then publicly on the following day...January 21.
The official part of the oath is given to Roberts himself. It’s important that the public know about it, but not necessary they see it. The assurance that he’s not lying is supposed to be not the publicity but the fact that it is taken on the Bible.
By the way, why the hell do we still have oaths? No one believes in them anymore. Read Hamlet or something else old and they’re swearing to something every other page. That was for a society of status and religion. We have neither, much.
Now we are a society of contract. You can take me to court to enforce promises, but mostly I can break my word when I feel like it. Unless I’m in court, because the law id pretentious, of getting married, because children are important and fighting over crappy collections of nicknacks is bothersome.
The same way he got sworn in the last time. The first oath was rendered invalid because of Roberts' (deliberate, I think) botched delivery of the oath. So Obama was sworn in again, in private. No video or audio of the second swearing in were provided, as far as I know.
We are so screwed.