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Poll Results: Oath of Office Verbiage

pollresults2This poll ran for just nine days, so it had a significantly smaller sample from which to draw results than my last poll regarding winter celebrations of choice. I would run this poll longer, however, I feel that after today, the issue would not be nearly as timely. I would like to open the comment section of this post up for any debate on the the issue.

Here are the results from the poll:

  • It is a state ceremony and should be free of religious references. – 24 votes
  • It is the personal decision of the President-Elect, whose wishes should be respected. – 9 votes
  • I could care less. – 4 votes
  • This is the first I’m hearing about this. – 0 votes

I’m certainly glad there were no votes for the final option, as it had even come to the attention of national mainstream media outlets.

I thank you for taking the time to vote, and I hope that you will expand upon your votes through discussion in the comments.

P.S. If you didn’t get a chance to read the Christopher Hitchens piece on Rick Warren that appeared on, I highly recommend it.

3 thoughts on “Poll Results: Oath of Office Verbiage

  1. Thanks for the reference to the Slate article. Hitchens raised some good questions that aren’t necessarily irrelevant now just because the inauguration is over. What exactly is Obama’s angle?

    And as Hitchens says, “Barack Obama is gradually learning, his job is to be the president of all Americans at all times.” This I think is the key to why option #1 in the poll must be correct. The only way he can represent all of America’s religions at once is by representing none of them.

  2. If you watched the auguration speech, I’m sure one line stuck out.

    For we know that our patchwork heritage is a strength, not a weakness. We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus – and non-believers.

    I’m glad we at least got an honorable mention in the address.

  3. Both his parents were non-religious, so it didn’t surprise me that we got a shout-out – but I did appreciate it!

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