Officers and enlisted members of the U.S. military swear similar oaths affirming their duties before God. The variant recited by officers runs as follows:
I, [name], 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.
Many are taking note of just how broad this oath is, and what their duties are because of it. “I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” has become a catalyst for protest against the enemies of the Constitution who now permeate the elected offices of our government.
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