Harvard Society for Law and Public Policy, Inc.
Oaths are out of fashion these days. This is an era in which it is widely considered unreasonable to expect the President of the United States to obey basic principles of law and justice, much less to honor something as abstract as an oath. Perjury the violation of a legally binding oath-is publicly defended as proof of the offender's humanity rather than his criminality. And one should not even mention in polite company something as gauche as honoring an oath of marriage. Those pesky vows of marital fidelity were, after all, just words.
Gary S. Lawson,
Everything I Need to Know About Presidents I Learned from Dr. Seuss
Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy
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