U.S. Oaths & Pledges - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Julie Mercer
    • 10.10.10 | 21:51 (IST)

    In the U.S., the only requirement that comes close to an oath is the oath that one must take when he becomes a citizen or is being sworn into public office and that oath is a promise to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. As far as the Pledge of Allegiance, it is completely voluntary and something most people do out of a sense of national pride.

    from the article: The Jewish Republic of Israel
    First published 01:21 10.10.10 | Last updated 01:21 10.10.10
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