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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1260
AUTHOR: Oath of Office
QUOTATION: I, AB, 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.
ATTRIBUTION: Oath of Office.—United States Code, 1982 ed., vol. 1, title 5, section 3331, p. 538 (1983).

This oath is taken by any individual, except the president, “elected or appointed to an office of honor or profit in the civil service or uniformed services.”
SUBJECTS: Oath of office