But the human being who put his hand on the Christian Bible and swore to protect America’s Constitution gave more than his word. He gave an oath of office. Listen:
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The oath of office of the President of the United States is an oath or affirmation required by the United States Constitution before the President begins the execution of the office. The wording is specified in Article Two, Section One, Clause Eight:
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:— “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
But an ominous political cloud over the Constitution did appear. One of the Internet sources said it this way:
Bush: The Constitution a ‘Goddamned Piece of Paper’?
Q: Did President Bush call the Constitution a “goddamned piece of paper?
A: Extremely unlikely. The Web site that reported those words has a history of quoting phony sources and retracting bogus stories[…]
Ex-President George W. Bush, who put his hand on the Christian Bible and swore to protect America’s Constitution, may have – instead, attacked America’s Constitution. PRISM was and is a direct, brutal and all consuming attack on America’s Fourth Amendment to its Constitution. And there seems to be little evidence of people believing this attack on America’s Constitution to be “out of character” for Mr. Bush(George W.).