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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.
And I do further swear (or affirm) that, to the best of my knowledge and ability, 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 on which I am about to enter, so help me God." (7) U.S.
''I dare say this without mental reservation. If he pulls off and succeeds in the present endeavors which he is currently occupied with, with nary a constitutional challenge but would catapult the Philippines into the league of rich, influential and economically powerful nations, we may now be confirming a future president of the Republic of the Philippines,'' Lacson said.
If you believe sincerely that you will be healed of an ailment, and this belief is strong, absolute and without mental reservation, you will be healed.
I--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 reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.
The plays include "The Blue Room," "What Are You Afraid Of?" and "Mental Reservation."
The book blasts the match reports on the FIFA and UEFA websites that both fail to mention Henry's handball: "To pretend that the highest profile moment in global football since Zinedine Zidane's head-butt in the 2006 World Cup final simply did not happen must be the ultimate act of 'mental reservation'.
Readers were outraged by a blog post about an Irish cardinal who justified his lying about the sexual abuse crisis in that country with what is called a "mental reservation" in theology.
A few decide to marry with the mental reservation that if it does not work, divorce is a way out.
Then there's the technique of "mental reservation," which, say the authors, is "used by a person who is caught between an obligation to keep a secret and a duty to tell the truth." Furthermore, "Catholic moral theology allows a person caught in such a dilemma to use misleading words to deceive another so long as a deliberate lie is not told.
I ____________, solemnly swear (or affirm) that, I will support and defend the Constitution of the Republic of the Philippines and obey the laws and legal orders promulgated by the duly constituted authorities of the Philippines; and I hereby declare that I recognize and accept the supreme authority of the Philippines and will maintain true faith and allegiance thereto; and that I impose this obligation upon myself voluntarily without mental reservation or purpose of evasion.

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