Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Under Oath

The principle for discussion for this Constitution Monday comes from Article I.3.6: "When the Senate is sitting in its judicial capacity to try impeachment cases, all members of the Senate must be placed under oath or affirmation to perform their duty honestly and with due diligence." This provision was placed in the Constitution for the specific purpose of ensuring a fair and honest trial. The requirement for the entire Senate to be placed under oath was put in place to make sure that each Senator understood the sacred responsibility he was assuming before fellow Senators, the nation, and God to make sure that the trial would be fair and just.

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