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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Congratulations, Mr. President

Congratulations, Mr. President

The swearing-in of the President of the United States occurs upon the commencement of a new term of a President of the United States. The United States Constitution mandates that the President make the following oath or affirmation before he or she can "enter on the Execution" of the office of the presidency:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) 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.

The newly elected or re-elected President traditionally adds "so help me God" to the constitutionally mandated statement.

We will witness the miracle of American Democracy, as another smooth transition of power will take place on Tuesday January 20th in Washington.   President Barack Obama, the duly elected President of the United States will be sworn in as the Commander in Chief by the Chief Justice Roberts.   The United States of American stands alone in its democratic and bloodless transitions of power, which have occurred many times since April 30, 1789.    On that day, the first president, George Washington was sworn in as President.

As Americans we will put aside our differences of opinion and unite as fellow Americans in support of the 44th President of the United States.   President Obama has many challenges that he will face.    Our prayers are will him.

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