Skip to comments.Barbara Walters Decries Presidents Swearing Oath on Bible
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The stampede is beginning...
Sounds like this Old Skank should have sought treatment for the Clap sooner than she did. Too bad.
“so help me God” I don’t care a rats patootie what that old hag has to say.
The Holy Queeran would be perfectly acceptable, however.
Too many big words in it for her.
“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.
Office lights do have switches, you know.
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.
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...
> 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:
She say’s she slept her way to the top...
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.
I thought that this old hag retired. Why doesn’t she go away? America has had more than enough of her.
“Burn In Hell Bitch!”
In Goldberg's case, that would be a public service.
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!
Bawbwa does not understand the Constitution. She is an idiot who should have been sent out to pasture about 20 years ago.
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.
>> 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.
Ummm doesn't an oath usually call upon God as a witness to the truth?
People that watch the View and support its advertisers are utter morons incapable of human thought.
Don’t know if you were joking, but I used to be in journalism and that was the word about her, for real!
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 Francos Spain.
Incidentally, Johnson took his oath on a Catholic prayer book, which contained Scripture.
Time for Barbara to get back in her Fifth Avenue apartment and stay there until the White Coats come.
“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.
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.
There goes Jane Seymour showing her Democrat colors!!
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.
Hmm...the story about JQA appears to be true....no mention though about Pierce affirming.
Nope. Wasn’t joking at all. I have heard that chatter, too. It wouldn’t surprise me at all, either.
That’s some honker nose shes got going
Shes obviously going senile
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.
Barbara Wawa sleep her way to the top and had a particular fondness for BLACK politicians, one senator in particular.
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 ...
Oh, and I now have the image of Bernadette Peters yelling “Its Twue, it’s TWUE” stuck in my head.
“It’s twue, it’s twue”
“It’s twue, it’s twue”
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