Friday, September 28, 2007

Sunshine law trial quote of the day

For yesterday from Knox County Commissioner Greg "Lumpy" Lambert-

"Everything that happened that day was just a part of the meeting. The press was there, the sunshine was shining."

When asked if he takes his Constitutional oath seriously, Lambert replied:

"I take it fairly seriously."

Fairly seriously?

When Abraham made his covenant with God, God promised his end of the bargain via an oath. When members of Fraternal societies swear to keep the ceremonials of those societies secret, they do so by swearing an oath. When the President of the United States pledges to uphold the Constitution, he does so by swearing an oath.

We can try and dumb down the meaning of taking an oath if we like, but an oath is serious business. In the case of a public official, it is an oath between God, that official, and the official's constituents that they will uphold and defend the Constitution of the State, and of the United States.

There is no room for "fairly seriously" or "pretty seriously-" there is only room for taking that oath deadly seriously or not at all.

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2 Comments:

At Friday, September 28, 2007 11:10:00 AM, Blogger A. Renee Daley said...

I have to agree with you David. To say you take an oath "fairly seriously" is extremely bothersome. If someone lacks the understanding of how important that oath is, they have no business holding the office.

It would be like taking your marriage vows fairly serious.

If you don't honor your vows, or make amends for slip ups, then why be married in the first place.

This guy's logic boggles the mind.

 
At Friday, September 28, 2007 3:41:00 PM, Blogger Ned Williams said...

What an ass . . . he should be ashamed to give such an answer. He is not qualified to serve in public office.

 

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