mental reservation


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I--having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of--do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservations or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; so help me God.
A sufficient reason for a broad mental reservation would be the safeguarding of some great good, the protection from some great harm, the avoidance of scandal, or the evasion of annoying and unreasonable questions.
having been appointed an officer in the Army of the United States, as indicated above in the grade of second lieutenant, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, 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 well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which I am about to enter; so help me God.
Every public official is required by law to take an oath to "well and faithfully discharge to the best of his ability the duties of the office or position upon which he is about to enter; and (to declare) that he voluntarily assumes the obligation imposed by his oath of office, without mental reservation or purpose of evasion" (Sec.
I, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of the second district of Pampanga, having been elected as deputy speaker of the House of Representatives, hereby solemnly swear that I would faithfully discharge to the best of my ability the duties of my present position and of all others I may hold under the Republic of the Philippines, support and defend the Constitution of the Philippines, that I will bear truth and allegiance of the same and that I am posing obligation upon myself voluntarily, without mental reservations, so help me God,' Arroyo said.
He expressed "the lively hope that we won't settle for quasiadherence which is only a sham, accompanied by obvious verbal and mental reservations.
Most people, no doubt, when they espouse human rights, make their own mental reservations about the proper application of the word 'human.
The ultimate victor will be the one whose story can best warm the jury's soul, appeal to their collective common sense, and sooth their mental reservations.
Goethe's mental reservations toward the Jews are already inscribed in the title of the volume, "Besides, they [the Jews] are human beings too.
Little attention is paid to the mental reservations that stop people from buying.
If you suspect the existence of mental reservations in an employee, sincerely invite him to question you.
Adults use a similar subterfuge in making mental reservations.

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