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01/04/2010 06:49 AM ID: 82310 Permalink   

Republican Judge Sworn in on a Dictionary

 

New York: Incoming Ulster County judge Donald A. Williams has been sworn into office with his left hand on a dictionary instead of a book of scripture.

When the time came to swear in Williams, a Republican, no Bible could be found so the former district attorney took his oath on a dictionary. Williams was unconcerned by the substitution, saying that the swearing-in is ceremonial only.

There is no requirement for officials to be sworn in on a Bible but most choose to do so, many with their own family Bible. The substitution in this case reportedly injected 'a light moment' into the solemn ceremony.

 
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  You can just see  
 
the attack ads claiming he is an atheist/heathen from an opponent trying to pander to the religious right should he ever decide to run for a political nomination.
 
  by: ixuzus     01/04/2010 06:51 AM     
  Ix  
 
He´s Republican so he will probably be safe, if anything someone will accuse some liberal from hiding his bible once the news gets around.
 
  by: TaraB     01/04/2010 07:00 AM     
  it´s all in the wording  
 
hence the dictionary ;-) .. hehehe
 
  by: Key2000     01/04/2010 07:53 AM     
  Ironically  
 
He´s also of the Merriam-Webster sect.

Honestly though I think there would be a stink from some wingnuts if it were a non-Republican...
 
  by: treyjazz   01/04/2010 08:10 AM     
  Did the dictionary contain words like  
 
abortion, evolutionism, Darwin, democracy, freedom, Geneva convention, respect, etc ?
 
  by: P0ubelle   01/04/2010 02:37 PM     
  Now if only...  
 
We could get Republicans to read a dictionary. THAT would be something to swear in on.

-np-
 
  by: NicPre     01/05/2010 12:55 AM     
  @least  
 
Dictionary tells the truth and nothing but the truth, so help me TCID.

Another thing is. They are a secular county, big separation between religion and ??? I wonder when sheeple will wake up?
 
  by: skcusswentrohs     01/05/2010 03:31 AM     
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totally unbiased.
 
  by: moxpearl   01/05/2010 04:03 AM     
  @moxpearl  
 
Everyone has their ideology and view of the world. Did you have a point?
 
  by: ixuzus     01/05/2010 04:20 AM     
  .  
 
I sure hope he keeps his word
 
  by: common_tater   01/05/2010 07:46 AM     
  it would be more suitable...  
 
if he was sworn in on a MAD Magazine.
 
  by: shaohu     01/05/2010 09:04 AM     
  moxpearl  
 
totally biased
 
  by: shaohu     01/05/2010 09:05 AM     
  Someday  
 
If I am elected to a public office, I´ll be sworn in on a science textbook.
 
  by: jbloodthorn   01/05/2010 10:04 PM     
  the dictionary  
 
holds more truth than the bible anyways.
 
  by: foosh84   01/06/2010 12:08 AM     
  US Justice System  
 
When you require (not choice given) defendants (or, for that matter, witnesses) to swear by the Bible at a criminal proceeding... does that mean they can get away with lying and not be held liable for perjury if they are atheist?
 
  by: theironboard     01/06/2010 01:32 PM     
  @TIB  
 
I´m not affiliated with the court system, but I understand that being sworn in now consists of raising your right hand and swearing "to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth."
 
  by: cranky_paranoid     01/06/2010 11:41 PM     
  Why Is A Judges Positon Partisan?  
 
How can you be guaranteed a fair and unbiased trial from a judge that is elected on party lines? This is stupid folks.

 
  by: ichi     01/07/2010 12:06 AM     
  As a Unitarian...  
 
...If I´m ever sworn into office, it will have to be on a copy of "A Brief History of Time"
 
  by: CaptainChainsaw   01/08/2010 05:05 PM     
  @ichi  
 
Good point. I thought judges were supposed to be non-partisan. A point was made here to be sure that everyone knew he was a former Republican. But I´m proof that you can be a conservative, and not necessarily a bible-thumper. I guess you could possibly be a Republican and not be a bible-thumper, and maybe even a be a bible-thumping liberal. They are not mutually exclusive. For instance, I think that you could want people to be able to keep the money they earn, and still not really care about the abortion issue.
 
  by: WillyMaykett   01/08/2010 07:22 PM     
 
 
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