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Obama’s “Third” Inauguration on Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Written by Gary North on January 21, 2013

January 21 is Martin Luther King’s birthday.

Yesterday, by law, President Obama was sworn in as President. This took place in the White House. Today, he will be sworn in  again in front of an expected 800,000 people, down from 2,000,000 in 2009.

A “third” inauguration has happened twice before, both in second inaugurals: Eisenhower’s in 1957 and Reagan’s in 1985. In both cases, January 20 was on a Sunday.

Obama will swear on Martin Luther King’s personal Bible. He will also swear on the Bible Lincoln used at his first inauguration. (The Bible used at the second inaugural has been lost.)

Yesterday, he used a family Bible.

In 2009, he used Lincoln’s Bible. That was the first time any President used that Bible for his swearing in.

It is interesting that there is nothing in the Constitution about swearing in or Bibles. Both traditions were invented by George Washington. He used a Masonic Bible. Four others have used the same Bible: Harding, Eisenhower (1953), Carter, and George H. W. Bush.

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10 thoughts on “Obama’s “Third” Inauguration on Martin Luther King’s Birthday

  1. He makes me sick

  2. If he is a muzzle-em, he could swear in on a dictionary!

  3. Isn't this his FOURTH?
    Wasn't there a problem in 2009 at the last inauguration and there was a private swearing in ceremony the next day?

  4. It’s all a mockery! None of his “swearing-ins” have been legal! He’s an imposter and everything – including his NOMINATION AS POTUS in 2008 is FRAUDULENT AND IRRELAVANT!! NOTHING! NOTHING he has done as POTUS is LEGAL AND ALL NULL AND VOID INCLUDING HIS PICK OF VP – loose-lipped Biden!!! “Why”??? BECAUSE he has NEVER PROVEN HE IS ELIGIBLE! ALL HIS “RECORDS” ARE SEALED! “WHY”?? WHY HAS CONGRESS ALLOWED IT?!! “Innocent till proven guilty”??? obummaCRAP has NEVER ALLOWED HIS RECORDS TO PROVE “GUILT” (or innocence)!!!

    I wrote Speaker Boehner and asked him “why” he, as Speaker of The House, AND CONGRESS have permitted him to get away with NOT DOING WHAT EVERY OTHER POTUS HAS HAD TO PROVE BEFORE their “NOMINATION”?!! I also reminded him that he and Congress are SUPPOSED TO BE UPHOLDING THE CONSTITUTION AND REPRESENTING WE THE PEOPLE . . . NOT PLAYING “POLITICAL GAMES” WITH THE (useless) LIBERAL DEMOCRAPS AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR “REPUBLIC” LOSING ITS LIBERTY AND FREEDOMS NOT TO MENTION, DESTROYING OUR CONSTITUTION AND CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS! I also reminded him that he and Congress are where they are BECAUSE We The People ENTRUSTED THEM TO REPRESENT THE GOOD OF AMERICA BY ELECTING THEM TO OFFICE! I PROMPTED HIM TO DO WHAT IS CONSTITUTIONALLY “RIGHT” FOR OUR REPUBLIC – DEMAND bho TO UNSEAL HIS RECORDS TO PROVE HIS “INNOCENCE”!

    I’m now waiting for the first REAL MOVEMENT of a 2nd Civil War – Congress isn’t doing “their jobs” … We The People MUST NOW ACT! How much longer does “Conservative America” wait???? UNTIL WE’VE LOST EVERYTHING A 1776 AMERICA GAVE TO US???

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  5. Yes, Greg – it IS his 4th! Justice Roberts blew the “words” first round, then the 2nd round (in private) was also “bungled with no hand on any Bible! So, yesterday, a “family” Bible was used … does that imply a Muslim “bible”??? Am SURE nothing as “… so help me God” was muttered! Since Constitutionally, America was founded on a CHRISTIAN FAITH, would not yesterday’s “swearing in” also be a MOCKERY??? I simply can NOT understand “how” We The People have entrusted our Country to so many blatant fools in Washington, DC, AND WE JUST KEEP LETTING THE HYPOCRACY AND SHAM OF JUSTICE CONTINUE!

  6. He has shared one birth certificate (that has been proven a fake). All we need to do is use that. To be President, he must be a natural born citizen. This means both parents must be american citizens at the time of his birth. The (fraudulent) birth certificate lists his father, who has never been an American citizen, therefore disqualifying him. Although I would like him to open his records and be honest, he has already disqualified himself with the small info he has provided.

    In case you are wondering natural born citizen and citizen are not the same thing. All federal elected officials, except president & VP, require only that the person be a citizen. President & VP require the stricter requirement of natural born citizen because they were afraid of a president that had foreign loyalties making them more likely to make decisions for the good of the other nation rather than the USA. Weren't they precient?

  7. Bob Marshall says:

    I am surprised that Obama didn't swear in on the Qu'ran. civil rights-the majority of blacks have always wanted a hand out instead of a hand up. gay rights- the right to say to God we don't care what you say, we live our way, not yours. womens rights-the right to kill unborn children. illegal immigrants- the right to the same benefits as American citizens. Obama,the first Muslim president. God help America even though no country deserves it less. Our founders would be ashamed of what America has become. James A.Garfield: now,more than ever,it is the people who are responsible for the charter of their country.If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt,the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption." Norah Webster: 'If we vote an immoral man into office we are a traitor to our country." To see who these traitors are check out both the 2008 and 2012 exit polls.

  8. "Family Bible"………that's a good one. They really should use their "family copy" of the communist manifesto.

  9. Ruth Walker says:

    Why third inaugruation? Are you forgetting the repeat one four years ago because Chief Justice Roberts messed up on the public one? President Obama took the oath four times. They only president previous president to do that was FDR, who was elected four time.

    That bible was not Lincoln's, just the one used for his first inauguration, as he arrived in Washington in the night without his belongings. The clerk of the Supreme Court, William Thomas Carroll, brought back one of the many bibles he kept for official use – then signed and sealed it.

    Of course the Constitution doesn't mention a bible. The required oath doesn't include "so help me god" either, as separation of church and state was intended! (The creator in the Declaration of Independence was "Nature and Nature's God" too, not the jealous one of the bible in whose name those European monarchs had been anointed!

  10. Ruth Walker says:

    Martin Luter King, Jr.'s birth name was Michael Lewis King, Jr. too!