An oath –

What is it to you?


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Is it just words, written for you, that you recite before someone or somebody?

Are these lines of words you say, only as a matter of procedure?


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Do you have any oath of your own?

What does it even take, to take an oath?


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Do you trust oaths?

How about the person that made them  – do you trust them?


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If it were up to you,

Would you skip that part of taking an oath?


Secretary of Defense Ash Carter places his hand on a bible held by his family members as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court Elena Kagan administers the oath of office during a ceremonial swearing in in the Pentagon Auditorium, March 6, 2015. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey and the 19th Secretary of Defense Dr. William Perry also delivered remarks. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt/DoD.


What is the use of an oath?

What do I lose if I don’t take an one?


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Is there a specific language in which an oath must be taken?

Are they open to anybody and everybody, to be utilized?


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When do I need to stay away from this sworn statement?

Is there a particular time when I can be forced to take such a statement?