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    Obama chooses Lincoln's Bible for inauguration - Inauguration- msnbc.com

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    Obama chooses Lincoln's Bible for inauguration
    Bible is part of collection of Library of Congress
    The Associated Press
    updated 7:43 a.m. PT, Tues., Dec. 23, 2008

    WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama will use the same Bible at his inauguration that Abraham Lincoln used for his swearing in.

    Obama will be the first president since Lincoln to use that Bible, part of the collection of the Library of Congress.

    "President-elect Obama is deeply honored that the Library of Congress has made the Lincoln Bible available for use during his swearing-in," Presidential Inaugural Committee Executive Director Emmett Beliveau said in a statement Tuesday.

    Obama is also tracing the train route that Lincoln took and holding a welcome event at the Lincoln Memorial ahead of his Jan. 20 inauguration.

    The burgundy velvet Bible with gilded edges was purchased and inscribed by William Thomas Carroll, clerk of the Supreme Court.

    It will be on display at the Library of Congress February 12 to May 9 as part of an exhibition titled "With Malice Toward None: The Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Exhibition." The exhibit will then travel to five other American cities in commemoration of the bicentennial of Lincoln's birth on Feb. 12, 1809.

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    If assassination wasn't such a serious worry, I'd say he should walk up there with a copy of a Qur'an just to mess with people!!

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    I think this is super cool-Abraham Lincoln's bible!!!
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    With all of these things that Obama's doing that Lincoln did I hope his presidency doesn't end the way Lincoln's did.

    Quote Originally Posted by lurkur View Post
    If assassination wasn't such a serious worry, I'd say he should walk up there with a copy of a Qur'an just to mess with people!!
    The sad part is I work with some people who swore that he would take the oath on the Qur'an.

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    I tell ya, I still think he needs to invest in a pope-mobile.
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    This is really a great honor for Barack and he deserves it.
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    i love all the interesting touches that he's adding.
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    With all of these things that Obama's doing that Lincoln did I hope his presidency doesn't end the way Lincoln's did.
    As long as he stays out of theaters...



    The sad part is I work with some people who swore that he would take the oath on the Qur'an.
    Me too, I had to tell them, I couldn't take it... He's running for President, their doggin him out and they don't bother to check into who he is.

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    I'd be more likely to trust a man who put his hand on his balls when taking an oath.....what's more sacred to a man than that?
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    I can think of one thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.C. View Post
    As long as he stays out of theaters...





    Me too, I had to tell them, I couldn't take it... He's running for President, their doggin him out and they don't bother to check into who he is.
    I was thinking the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B.C. View Post
    As long as he stays out of theaters...
    ....or away from grassy knolls and book depositories.

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    Forgive my ignorance but why is a bible used to swear in a President? Isn't there supposed to be a separation of church & state? Why not swear on the Constitution and give your word to the people instead of to a God that only a percentage of the population worships?

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    haha, I don't think you're the one that's ignorant.

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