Swearing on a bible. It seems like an old tradition that should be done away with. Clearly it has never stopped anyone from telling a lie or being an upright citizen after all. But we still do it for some reason. What happens if you lose the bible though? A digital Bible will do apparently.
Republican Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano was sworn in to his second term using an iPad with the Bible app instead of a physical copy. Like I said, app or real thing, a politician is just a liar in a suit, but they have to have their traditions.
The NewsDay report explains, “Addressing a standing room audience at Bethpage High School, where he graduated in 1980, Mangano took the oath of office on an iPad featuring a text of the Bible when a printed copy could not be located.” Of course now there is a debate as to whether an iPad with a Bible app should be allowed to replace the real thing. I’m here to tell you it doesn’t matter. Real or digital, it doesn’t change anyone’s character. At best, it makes the circus crowd feel more comfortable. So enough debate. Just hold politicians to their promises and stop worrying about this stuff.
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