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Originally posted by caladonea
reply to post by IndieA
It is understood (by most) that the United States and America are one and the same country.
I really don't think there is a problem here.
Originally posted by EternalWatcher
I am too new here to post my own thread, so I am going to ask this here after watch Obama being sworn in.....
Why was the book use during the ceremony COVERED with a book cover-binder? Was it the Bible? The Quaran? Ripley's Believe It or Not?
Originally posted by IndieA
I’ve been paying a lot of attention to names and words, and their meanings lately so I couldn’t help but notice that the President left out the “America.”
Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:--"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
In 1777 the Articles of Confederation announced, "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be 'The United States of America'". The short form "United States" is also standard. Other common forms include the "U.S.", the "USA", and "America". Colloquial names include the "U.S. of A." and, internationally, the "States". "Columbia", a name popular in poetry and songs of the late 1700s, derives its origin from Christopher Columbus; it appears in the name "District of Columbia".
Yeah, Biden's oath was longer and broader. What's going on here?