Wednesday, June 20, 2012

FBI Special Agent Oath of Office


"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."

4 comments:

Abdul Jabone said...
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Anonymous said...

The Constitution of the United States Article Six states there is no religious test for a person to hold public office. Court decisions in the past have ruled against any requirement to swear to god in any manner to accept a government position. As a result, how can "so help me god" be part of the FBI oath of office? Doesn't that violate the Constitution?

Vanessa Morrow said...

No, "One nation under God" has always and will always be the foundation of America and its democracy.

Vanessa Morrow said...

Additionally, The Bible says not to swear an oath you cannot fulfill to God, or in God's name. "Without mental reservation" applys to the knowledge of consequences given by God for knowing you will break the oath and/or with "purpose of evasion." Many double entendres in this. An oath is a personal law taken on. And law is open to interpretation especially when prosecuting.