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Old 06-02-2014, 02:45 PM   #1
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Diplomat sworn-in on a Kindle

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...reader-n120111

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Suzi LeVine, the new American ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, took a decidedly modern approach to an age-old ceremony — swearing her oath on an e-reader.
Not just any ereader, but a Kindle:
https://mobile.twitter.com/USAinUK/s...732544/photo/1

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The device was open to the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which in 1920 guaranteed women the right to vote. Vice President Joe Biden administered the oath on Friday.

LeVine’s background makes it no surprise: She worked for years at Microsoft and Expedia as a product manager and marketing executive.
So now you can swear your innocence on a stack of Kindles.
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Old 06-03-2014, 08:15 AM   #2
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http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/...reader-n120111

Not just any ereader, but a Kindle:
https://mobile.twitter.com/USAinUK/s...732544/photo/1

So now you can swear your innocence on a stack of Kindles.
That's neat. If it were me, I would've used the 9th Amendment (unenumerated rights).
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That's neat. If it were me, I would've used the 9th Amendment (unenumerated rights).
Naughty-naughty, strict constructionist monkey.
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Old 06-03-2014, 11:12 AM   #4
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Naughty-naughty, strict constructionist monkey.
LOL... except monkey is not a strict constructionist
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:29 PM   #5
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Duplicate thread. I started a thread 2 hours before this one.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:36 PM   #6
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Duplicate thread. I started a thread 2 hours before this one.
I posted in yours first; but, the ones in the News section always get more traffic.
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Old 06-03-2014, 12:38 PM   #7
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Duplicate thread. I started a thread 2 hours before this one.
I thought I saw another one, but when I saw this one, I went looking for the other one. Turns out the reason I didn't find it was because that one isn't in the News forum where it belongs.
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Old 06-03-2014, 01:06 PM   #8
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As someone who is supremely ignorant of how US ambassadors are normally sworn in, can someone tell me what the usual practice is. When people take an oath, I assume it is normally on a bible. But the above references to "amendments" make me wonder if the US constitution might be used. Is that right?

And if it's a bible, what do people other than from Judeo-Christian religions do? Does it have to be a book (paper or electronic)? And does the swearee get to choose?

Sorry if these sound like stupid questions, but the article got me thinking.

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Old 06-03-2014, 01:18 PM   #9
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When people take an oath, (based on my understanding of Court protocol, but I am no expert ) the main point is to have them swear by something they value. So whichever holy book they hold sacred, at the swearee's choice.

Traditionally a Bible, since traditionally most people are Christian. Jews would bring in a Chumash etc. because "Bible" is a somewhat ambiguous term. The Christian Bible (Old+New Testament) != Jewish Torah (which is NOT the Old Testament).
(This is entirely beside the point that the Christian Bible itself has multiple conflicting texts, so how do you know which one of them to believe in. )

Nowadays it is somewhat common to "affirm" instead of swear, if you don't believe in G-d. Because people nowadays are G-dless heathens and suchlike, naturally.

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Old 06-03-2014, 04:37 PM   #10
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:08 PM   #11
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There are no requirements for anyone to swear on any object. Article VI, Section 3 of the US Constitution forbids religious tests for public office. People commonly swear on the Bible, and many people think it is part of oaths, but it isn't.

There was a manufactured controversy when Keith Ellison, a member of Congress from Minnesota's 5th district was sworn in on a Quran. John Quincy Adams was sworn in on a book of laws, and Teddy Roosevelt was sworn in without a Bible being used.
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Old 06-03-2014, 07:23 PM   #12
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LBJ was supposedly sworn in on Kennedy's missal, no bible being handy on Air Force One.
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Well, not overly seriously meant, but please, to swear on a piece of plastic lacks style from end to end!
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Well, not overly seriously meant, but please, to swear on a piece of plastic lacks style from end to end!
As opposed to swearing on a moldy rotting pile of dead tree pulp?
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Well, not overly seriously meant, but please, to swear on a piece of plastic lacks style from end to end!
It's the content that matters; not the shell.
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