Wednesday, January 17, 2007

This Is A Bad Idea

I can certainly understand the desire to not so much as acknowledge an amendment to the Constitution with which one disagrees. However, the object of the Democracy is to honor the institutions even while working, within the system, to change them.

Letting this one slide opens the door to reciprocity for other exceptions until the oath becomes nothing more than a vehicle for holding loopholes together.

3 comments:

elliot said...

Agreed.

Aaron said...

Right to a fair trial? No, I'd rather not swear an oath on that.

Or, maybe I'll protest the 18th amendment. :)

How about the latest amendment to the US constitution, that puts limits on congressional pay?

TC said...

Hear, hear, grumps. I would not stand for a conservative to modify it on our side, either.