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Congresswoman did not swear oath on a Bible
msn ^ | 01/10/13

Posted on 01/15/2013 1:19:47 PM PST by cdchik123

Kyrsten Sinema was sworn into Congress Monday, but with a twist: She didn’t swear on a Bible.

The newly elected representative for Arizona’s 9th district swore her oath of office on a copy of the Constitution instead. Sinema refuses to confirm she is an atheist, as many believe, saying merely that she is “not a member of a faith community” and that all Americans deserve both “freedom of religion and freedom from religion.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: atheists; constitution; kyrstensinema; swearingin
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To: bgill
Let’s see how fast she fails to uphold the Constitution.

In 3-2-1...

5.56mm

51 posted on 01/15/2013 4:27:30 PM PST by M Kehoe
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To: cdchik123
I agree with her position on this.

The way most congresscritters act once they're in office, they might as well swear their oaths on Grimm's Fairy Tales (which in a lot of ways bears a striking resemblance to the Bible).

52 posted on 01/15/2013 5:12:28 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Mr. Blond

I want my country free from Communism.


53 posted on 01/15/2013 5:41:08 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: FunkyZero

what good would it do to swear against it?

Putting the hand on a Bible is actually symbolic.
The oath itself is where you make your promise.
The oath ends with “So help me God.”This makes everything before it a promise to God.
Does anyone know if she refused to say So help me God? If she did not say it, she did not take an oath.


54 posted on 01/15/2013 6:02:34 PM PST by philetus (Keep doing what you always do and you'll eventually get what you deserve)
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To: cdchik123
The Constitution is based on the truths of the Bible.

I wonder if she knows that?

55 posted on 01/15/2013 6:20:23 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - V. Lenin)
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To: cdchik123

I read that Obama is going to use the same routine this time as last time. He will have public swearing using two (not one)bible to impress the stooges with his faith in Lincoln. The real swearing ceremony will be the private chambers of Roberts like last time. If I recall some of the gossip, last time there was a copy of the Koran in the room. This guy and Roberts are not doing what our Founders or many, many USA citizens today look for as a legitimate swearing in procedure. Of course 50% of the people could care less including congresspersons.


56 posted on 01/15/2013 6:38:29 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: cdchik123

Actually, if she’s willing to swear on the Constitution, that works for me. If she holds no religious beliefs, at least the idea that she’s faithful to the ideas the Founding Fathers had for this country is good.


57 posted on 01/15/2013 7:28:06 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: cdchik123

Seeing this wretched communist bitch beat Vernon Parker was my second biggest disappointment of the election.


58 posted on 01/15/2013 7:55:40 PM PST by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: listenhillary
Congress has a Constitution problem — many don’t understand document

MOST Americans do NOT know HISTORY...


 
 
 
Mayflower Compact
 
In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the loyal subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord King James, by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, defender of the Faith, etc.

Having undertaken, for the Glory of God, and advancements of the Christian faith and honor of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the Northern parts of Virginia, do by these presents, solemnly and mutually, in the presence of God, and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil body politic; for our better ordering, and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.In witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the 11th of November, in the year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King James, of England, France, and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth, 1620.

 
 
 

59 posted on 01/17/2013 4:37:35 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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