Sworn to defend the constitution

Posted by Marty Jensen

Following are oaths of office for the President and Congressmen. Note that the specific duty these public servants have is to "support, preserve, protect, and defend" the Constitution.

Presidential Oath of Office:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

Congressional Oath (recited every two years at the opening of a new Congress:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."

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