McCain declares war on the Constitution (again)

Center For Individual Freedom
by staff

05/11/06

The Constitution contains the text of the oath of office only for the President. But for members of Congress, it specifies that they 'shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation to support this constitution.' According to the U.S. Senate website, the first oath, written and sworn to by members of the First Congress, was a simple one: 'I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States.' During the Civil War, the oath was expanded and complicated with language necessitated by the events of the day. Apparently, it's far too complicated for Senator John McCain, once again on his quest to limit political speech...

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