This question isn’t original to me, but it is one I want to ask my esteemed readers:
Can Obama take the Oath of Office?
Just in case you’re fuzzy (I was), here’s what it states:
I do solemnly swear 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.
Obviously I have a bias, posing this question, but it seems to me that his aim as President isn’t to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution,” but to alter and “improve” upon it.
I’m prepared to receive all the “But Bush didn’t…” comments, but I would prefer to hear how Obama isn’t going to alter the constitution after January 20. Or, perhaps more interestingly, tell me how Obama’s “improvements” will actually help him fulfill his oath.