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Barbara Walters Decries Presidents Swearing Oath on Bible
Christian Post ^ | 12/07/2013 | Anugrah Kumar

Posted on 12/08/2013 6:53:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind

As a host of the daytime talk show "The View," Barbara Walters questioned why politicians, including the presidents, swear on a Bible while taking office when there is separation of church and state.

"That is very true, but it starts almost with the oath of office which usually ends with 'So help me God,'" Walters said during the talk show, after actress Jane Seymour's remarks over a new political ad by Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas in which he apologizes for backing President Barack Obama's signature health care law, or "Obamacare," and also highlights the importance of the Bible in politics.

Seymour told the hosts of the show Thursday: "I think it's really unfortunate when you have to bring religion into politics. I think religion is a very personal thing, a very personal thing."

"Now, most presidents swear on a Bible before taking office, even though we have the separation between church and state," Walters continued during the talk show, which has aired on ABC since 1997.

"You see it again and again," Walters said during the show which focuses on a panel of five female co-hosts who discuss social and political issues. "You don't have to use a Bible. Teddy Roosevelt didn't. John Quincy Adams swore on a law book and Lyndon Johnson took the oath on a book he thought was the Bible. We don't know what the book was ... We talk about the separation between church and state and almost every president ends up saying so help me God."

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TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: antichristianbigotry; babawawa; barbarawalters; bible; oath
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1 posted on 12/08/2013 6:53:26 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Because, my dear liberal hack, there is no “separation of church and state”.


2 posted on 12/08/2013 6:57:12 PM PST by Tula Git (There IS a coup in America and it's on track and almost complete.)
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To: Tula Git
Because, my dear liberal hack, there is no “separation of church and state”.

I would bet that that ignoramus has never even read the Constitution.

3 posted on 12/08/2013 6:59:49 PM PST by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Ignorance of real history and/or trying to erase the truth. I really don't understand why they think our Republic needs to be destroyed.

Proposed Seal for the United States

On July 4, 1776, Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams "to bring in a device for a seal for the United States of America." Franklin's proposal adapted the biblical story of the parting of the Red Sea . Jefferson first recommended the "Children of Israel in the Wilderness, led by a Cloud by Day, and a Pillar of Fire by night. . . ." He then embraced Franklin's proposal and rewrote it. Jefferson's revision of Franklin's proposal was presented by the committee to Congress on August 20. Although not accepted these drafts reveal the religious temper of the Revolutionary period. Franklin and Jefferson were among the most theologically liberal of the Founders, yet they used biblical imagery for this important task.

4 posted on 12/08/2013 7:01:16 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: SeekAndFind
Barbara Walters is simply the dumbest 8itch to ever attempt journalism.

A world class dumb ass.

I truly, truly do not know how she ever ascended to the heights she occupies now.

She is way too ugly and stupid to have slept her way to the top.

5 posted on 12/08/2013 7:01:22 PM PST by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: SeekAndFind

The separation was to keep the government out of church, but not for the Representatives from themselves from the Bible. She is an old commie, loved Jane Fonda and Castro as well.


6 posted on 12/08/2013 7:01:41 PM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I suppose she thinks a blue dress would be a better choice?

What an ignorant s...tudent of history, and incompetent observer of events in her lifetime.

Then again, maybe she's trying to still justify her affair with a married senator as "victimless", and doesn't want to be held accountable for her actions.

7 posted on 12/08/2013 7:02:59 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: SeekAndFind

seriously??


8 posted on 12/08/2013 7:03:46 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: SeekAndFind

I saw a Barbara Walters twitter joke somewhere a day or so ago...it went something like.

When Barbara Walters was young a tweet was something she fed to her dog.

lol


9 posted on 12/08/2013 7:03:54 PM PST by Bobalu (White Boy Think A Lot)
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To: SeekAndFind
"...a new political ad by Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas in which he apologizes for backing President Barack Obama's signature health care law, or "Obamacare,"

The stampede is beginning...

10 posted on 12/08/2013 7:05:39 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like this Old Skank should have sought treatment for the Clap sooner than she did. Too bad.


11 posted on 12/08/2013 7:08:19 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: SeekAndFind

“so help me God” I don’t care a rats patootie what that old hag has to say.


12 posted on 12/08/2013 7:08:43 PM PST by Fzob (Jesus + anything = nothing, Jesus + nothing = everything)
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To: SeekAndFind

The Holy Queeran would be perfectly acceptable, however.


13 posted on 12/08/2013 7:09:02 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Who knew that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional journalism?)
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To: OldPossum

Too many big words in it for her.


14 posted on 12/08/2013 7:09:05 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Tula Git

“Because, my dear liberal hack, there is no “separation of church and state”.”

and that is exactly why they keep the schools a shambles, so children cannot learn the true meaning of what it means to be a free American.
it’s the same as when I student is told they cannot wear a particular shirt with a saying on it, and they say the schools is infringing on their right to “free speech”. they didn’t learn in school that free speech means the government cannot make laws infringing on speech. elsewhere, its what the market will bear.


15 posted on 12/08/2013 7:10:31 PM PST by willywill
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To: SeekAndFind; a fool in paradise
Wa Wa speaks!


16 posted on 12/08/2013 7:10:56 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SeekAndFind
BaBa is a maroon....Even the term "Separation of Church and State” implies one cannot interfere with the other not that one CANCELS OUT the other...
17 posted on 12/08/2013 7:11:28 PM PST by virgil283 (When the sun spins, the cross appears, and the skies burn red)
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To: OldSmaj

Blow jobs.

Office lights do have switches, you know.


18 posted on 12/08/2013 7:11:41 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: OldSmaj

There is just no accounting for taste. Monica Lewinsky is no raving beauty either, yet her particular “talent” bagged her a President.

Who knows, Barbara may have a particular “talent” all her own, what with her lisp.


19 posted on 12/08/2013 7:13:27 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: SeekAndFind

Does not surprise me in the lest she is that clueless and ignorant of history....

I pretty much expect all libtards to be that ignorant...

They rarely let me down...


20 posted on 12/08/2013 7:14:22 PM PST by Popman
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To: OldSmaj

> I truly, truly do not know how she ever ascended to the heights she occupies now.

She is way too ugly and stupid to have slept her way to the top.

Not according to her:

http://www.theblaze.com/blog/2013/06/12/how-barbara-walters-got-to-the-top/

She say’s she slept her way to the top...


21 posted on 12/08/2013 7:17:39 PM PST by jsanders2001
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To: Windflier
"...a new political ad by Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas in which he apologizes for backing President Barack Obama's signature health care law, or "Obamacare,"

Since the bill past with the minimum number of votes, every senator that voted for it should be accused of casting the deciding vote that saddled the American people with the oppressive "Obamacare" fiasco.

22 posted on 12/08/2013 7:21:55 PM PST by oldbrowser ("From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs" .....Marx)
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To: SeekAndFind

I thought that this old hag retired. Why doesn’t she go away? America has had more than enough of her.


23 posted on 12/08/2013 7:24:05 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you think signing up for ObamaCare was fun, wait until you try to use it.)
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To: jsanders2001
Baba Wawa's One True Love....


24 posted on 12/08/2013 7:25:48 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SeekAndFind

“Burn In Hell Bitch!”


25 posted on 12/08/2013 7:37:21 PM PST by Joe Marine 76 ("Honor is the gift a man gives to himself." ~ Rob Roy MacGregor)
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To: SeekAndFind
These NAG members had better hit their knees each night and pray that Christianity triumphs over islam here or they'll all be wearing THESE -- and WORSE!!!

In Goldberg's case, that would be a public service.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMWcpPESyLU

26 posted on 12/08/2013 7:47:50 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Ignorance is NOT BLISS. It is the ROAD TO SERFDOM! We're on a ROAD TRIP!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Barbara Walters questioned why politicians, including the presidents, swear on a Bible while taking office when there is separation of church and state.

Bahbahwah is a senile ignorant witch.
There was obviously no "separation of church and state" when the Constitution was created and adopted, and as far as I know, no Constitutional Amendment has ever been adopted claiming that the First Amendment actually means Freedom from Religion.

Time to retire, retard!

27 posted on 12/08/2013 7:47:53 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good grace to resign!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Bawbwa does not understand the Constitution. She is an idiot who should have been sent out to pasture about 20 years ago.


28 posted on 12/08/2013 8:02:12 PM PST by Steve_Seattle
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To: oldbrowser
...every senator that voted for it should be accused of casting the deciding vote that saddled the American people with the oppressive "Obamacare" fiasco.

I think they will be, before this is all over. What I find interesting, is that some of them are running away from it already. Wait til people start dying because of this abomination. I wouldn't be surprised if many of them choose not to stand for re-election.

29 posted on 12/08/2013 8:31:30 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: SeekAndFind

>> Walters was born in 1929 to Dena Seletsky and Louis Abrahams. Her parents were both Jewish, and descendants of refugees from the former Russian Empire. Walters’ paternal grandfather, Isaac Abrahams (Warmwasser) was born in Lodz, Poland.

So, all your relatives came out of places where they frequently made lampshades, shooting targets, or fertilizer out of Jews. They come to America, find freedom and riches, and this is what you come up with? How dare you.

Your ancestors must be rolling in their graves.


30 posted on 12/08/2013 8:41:11 PM PST by QBFimi (When gunpowder speaks, beasts listen.)
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To: SeekAndFind
usually ends with 'So help me God'

Ummm doesn't an oath usually call upon God as a witness to the truth?

31 posted on 12/08/2013 9:14:48 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: Tula Git

Amen.


32 posted on 12/08/2013 10:02:39 PM PST by bgill
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To: QBFimi

People that watch the View and support its advertisers are utter morons incapable of human thought.


33 posted on 12/08/2013 10:21:23 PM PST by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Howie66

Don’t know if you were joking, but I used to be in journalism and that was the word about her, for real!


34 posted on 12/08/2013 11:22:12 PM PST by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: Tula Git

Separation of Church and state is a shibboleth. Such people as Walters start out by denying public support for a particular church community and its views but end up by denying any church community the right to particulate in public affairs or even expressing its views. Like for Obama there is no freedom of religion, but only the right to worship. Something like the rights that Catholics had in 18th Century England or Protestants had in Franco’s Spain.

Incidentally, Johnson took his oath on a Catholic prayer book, which contained Scripture.


35 posted on 12/08/2013 11:28:21 PM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: SeekAndFind

Time for Barbara to get back in her Fifth Avenue apartment and stay there until the White Coats come.


36 posted on 12/09/2013 3:02:46 AM PST by AdaGray
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To: Popman
Does not surprise me in the lest she is that clueless and ignorant of history....

It's cluelessness and an ignorance of history coupled with having way too much time on her hands to worry about such things.

When James Madison - who is often called "the father of the Constitution" - was asked about whether having House and Senate Chaplains who began the Congressional workday with prayers violated the Constitution, he said two things. First, probably yes, they did. Second - "de minimis non curat lex." Which roughly translates as the law doesn't care about such petty things.

All Baba Wawa does here is prove yet again that she is, and has been, a complete waste of human flesh and an oxygen thief who's never really held a real job where she had to care about anything of actual substance.
37 posted on 12/09/2013 3:18:11 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: OldSmaj

“I truly, truly do not know how she ever ascended to the heights she occupies now.”

I believe her father owned the Stork Club in NYC during the 50’s. A former celeb hang out.


38 posted on 12/09/2013 3:46:35 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Every time i hear the word separation of Church and state it comes from some highly educated person either in the news media or in politics.

And what is even worse i have never heard of any one in their own field take them to task for it.

How much schooling does it take to be able to read the first amendment? 4th or 5th grade?

The people in the news media can get by with saying what ever they want because they are surrounded by a bunch of left wing socialists

But how does a politician make a stupid statement like that with out being ridiculed for it?

Could it be because they are afraid of what the first amendment really does say? like states rights.


39 posted on 12/09/2013 4:00:08 AM PST by ravenwolf
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To: SeekAndFind

There goes Jane Seymour showing her Democrat colors!!


40 posted on 12/09/2013 4:15:40 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I was under the impression it wasn’t swearing unless it was on a Bible. (Otherwise it is affirmation).

This is the first I’ve heard that JQA swore on a law book.

Previously I heard that only Franklin Pierce had used the affirmation option.


41 posted on 12/09/2013 4:35:12 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: scrabblehack

http://www.inaugural.senate.gov/swearing-in/bibles

Hmm...the story about JQA appears to be true....no mention though about Pierce affirming.


42 posted on 12/09/2013 4:37:51 AM PST by scrabblehack
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To: packrat35

Nope. Wasn’t joking at all. I have heard that chatter, too. It wouldn’t surprise me at all, either.


43 posted on 12/09/2013 4:43:42 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: dfwgator

That’s some honker nose shes got going

Shes obviously going senile


44 posted on 12/09/2013 5:00:42 AM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It was for Keith Eliison who took his oath of office on a quran.

However, had he researched it, he might have found that Thomas Jefferson studied that particular book to understand more of the muslim mind before dispatching forces that eventually defeated the islamic sand-fleas in the wars of the Barbary pirates.


45 posted on 12/09/2013 5:26:30 AM PST by onedoug
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To: tanknetter

Barbara Wawa sleep her way to the top and had a particular fondness for BLACK politicians, one senator in particular.

http://wonkette.com/386311/old-barbara-walters-had-sex-affair-with-old-black-republican-senator-in-the-1970s


46 posted on 12/09/2013 9:23:14 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Ok, so I need to partially retract me earlier statement. From
Sen Brook’s perspective Baba Wawa wasn’t, probably, a waste of human flesh ...


47 posted on 12/09/2013 11:23:39 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: NKP_Vet

Oh, and I now have the image of Bernadette Peters yelling “Its Twue, it’s TWUE” stuck in my head.

Thanks.


48 posted on 12/09/2013 11:42:40 AM PST by tanknetter
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To: tanknetter

“It’s twue, it’s twue”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9JqbCH4aVw


49 posted on 12/09/2013 11:58:06 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: tanknetter

“It’s twue, it’s twue”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s9JqbCH4aVw


50 posted on 12/09/2013 11:58:06 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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