Every person who serves in public office, a judgeship, or any other government job is required to take an Oath of Office. That Oath of Office varies depending on which position you are going to serve in. When I joined the Coast Guard all those years ago, I took an Oath as well.
In that Oath, I swore to “defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” I also swore to uphold all “legal commands” issued by senior authority and uphold the laws of the U.S. This oath has been issued to service members for as long as I can remember, and far longer than that.
Even the President of the United States is required to take an oath as well. I don’t know of a single position in federal, state, county, or local employment that is not required to take a similar…
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