The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution
--the Constitution of the United States, Article VI

 


It is impossible to be bound by Oath without a penalty for breaking the Oath, just as it is impossible to be bound by a contract or law without a penalty for breaking the law or Contract.

In order to become more compliant with Article VI of the Constitution of the United States, the supreme law of the land, it is proposed that we use the following wording for the Oath of Office required of all Utah state legislators and all Utah state judicial officers:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) under penalties of perjury misdemeanors, high crimes and treason, that I will promote, preserve, protect and defend the supreme law of the land, this Constitution of the United States against all enemies or opposers, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will support the Utah Constitution and Utah laws in pursuance to the Constitution of the United States and will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter, so help me God."

Candidate Interviews with Loy Brunson 2010