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The concept of a Loyalty Oath is the loyalty to an organization, institution, or state for which one is a member or participant. Similarly, it is not a pledge or oath of allegiance but more of a legal document a person signs and is legally bound to. Loyalty Oaths were commonly used between 1950 and 1960 when there were social tensions in the United States and people wanted to guard themselves against particular problems. These problems ranged from changes in an organization, violent overthrow of a state, or the creation of problems within an organization. During the Cold War between 1949 and 1951, the University of California Regents, professors, and students were embroiled in the Loyalty Oath Controversy, as were many other college and university campuses. Professors were required, by the regents, to sign oaths to affirm their loyalty to the California state constitution and a denial of membership or belief in organizations, including communist organizations, pushing for the overthrow of the United States government. In the summer of 1950, thirty-one non-signers, including internationally known scholars, were dismissed. The United States Supreme Court continues to recognize and consider them to be legal documentation.
Truman Loyalty Oath, 1947
(3) Coordinate the employee loyalty policies and procedures of the several departments and agencies. (4) Make reports and submit recommendations to the Civil Service Commission for transmission to the President from time to time as may be ...
Formal Oath Taken By John Copeland UNITED STATES OF AMERICA I, John Copelan, of the County of Hancock State of Georgia, do solemnly swear or affirm, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will henceforth faithfully support, protect and defend ...
Physicians today, on entering their profession, still take the "Oath of Hippocrates," vowing to live with the same self-sacrifice and purity of purpose as he did. Support this site and add value to yours by linking to this page. Just copy the ...