DeSantis Oath Of Office

Tale Of Two Oaths: DeSantis Takes Office With Revolutionary War Bible, Democratic Congressman Uses Comic Book

We all know America is divided between left and right — perhaps hopelessly and irretrievably so. 
Twitter Screengrab of the comic book, Florida Gov. DeSantis (TFP)

We all know America is divided between left and right — perhaps hopelessly and irretrievably so. 

But here is an example of why that is.

On Tuesday, the conservative website The Blaze reported that U.S. Rep.-elect Robert Garcia, a California Democrat, was set to be sworn in with a handful of items.

Garcia admitted he would take his oath on a copy of the U.S. Constitution, a picture of his parents, his citizenship paper, and …  a comic book.

Yes, a comic book. But not just any “graphic novel.”

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Garica, who allegedly made history as the first openly LGBTQ immigrant to be sworn into Congress, took his oath on a copy of Superman #1, which is reportedly worth $5.3 million.

Garcia borrowed the 1939 comic book from the Library of Congress.

Underneath the Constitution will be 3 items that mean a lot to me personally. A photo of my parents who I lost to covid, my citizenship certificate & an original Superman #1 from the
Twitter Screengrab

So while a left-wing Democrat joins Congress with an oath on a comic book, there is Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida, who on Tuesday was sworn into his second term.

According to Florida’s Voice, a conservative website, DeSantis took his oath of office with the “Aitken Bible.”

And it’s not just any Bible.

Florida’s Voice reported that the Aitken Bible was published during the Revolutionary War and was used by Congress in 1782.

It reportedly is the “first English Bible” printed in North America, and was known as the “Bible of the Revolution.”

The Aitken Bible is owned by conservative podcaster Glenn Beck.

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“I offered Gov. DeSantis the use of these Bibles for his use at his oath of office ceremony in Florida, as I believe his work in the state has real historic significance. It is the beginning of a renewal of the principles for which our Founders fought,” Beck told Florida’s Voice.

Beck added that he also offered the second-term governor a Bible owned by Mary Todd Lincoln’s, President Abraham Lincoln’s widow. But he believed DeSantis wanted the Aitken edition because it links to “the men who fought for American independence.”

“No revolution can be successful and lead to greater peace, harmony, and expansion of the human spirit without God and the truths found in the Bible. It teaches us to fight for those things that are truth with love, not against with hatred,” Beck said.

So, Garcia, a Democrat, takes his oath on a copy of the Constitution and a comic book about a fictional caped guy known for his red and blue tights, while DeSantis, a Republican, took his oath on a Bible actually used by the guys who wrote the U.S Constitution.

That about sums up where we are.

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