Other Pledges by huanghengdong

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									                                                  The Oath of Enlistment


The wordings of the current oath of enlistment and oath for commissioned officers are as follows:


"I, _____, 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; and that I will obey the orders of the
President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform
Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

"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."

                                                                                  http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/faq/oaths.htm




                                                  The Oath of Citizenship

An Oath of Citizenship is an oath taken by immigrants that officially naturalizes immigrants into citizens. It is often the
final step in this process, and is usually done in a ceremonial capacity. An oath of citizenship is designed to be a
statement of loyalty and patriotism to the new country. In countries which retain a monarchical system of government, an
oath of allegiance to the monarch is often required as well. Adding an oath to God to the end of an oath is usually
optional.

I (insert name) hereby declare on oath that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance to any foreign
prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and
defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will
bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I
will perform non-combatant service in the armed forces of the United States when required by law; that I will perform work
of national importance under civilian direction when required by law; and that I will take this obligation freely and without
any mental reservation or purpose of evasion. So help me God.

                                                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_citizenship_(United_States)




                                                  The Voters First Pledge

In June, the Voters First Pledge was sent to all candidates running for the House of Representatives and the Senate in
the 2006 elections. In 2006, American voters are demanding real change that goes beyond empty slogans. To ensure
that Congress is accountable to voters, we urge all candidates to sign the Voters First Pledge.


By signing below, I pledge to put voters before lobbyists by supporting legislation to:
    1. Make Elections Fair. Establish and enforce campaign spending limits by providing a set amount of public funding
       for all candidates who agree to take no private contributions.
    2. Restore Accountability. Pass and enforce meaningful new restrictions on gifts and travel from lobbyists and
       other powerful interests for members of Congress.
    3. Protect Voters’ Right-To-Know. Require full disclosure on the internet of all lobbyists’ contributions and any
       fundraising help members of Congress get from lobbyists.

                                                                                             http://www.votersfirstpledge.org/
                                                     The Hippocratic Oath

The Hippocratic Oath is an oath traditionally taken by physicians pertaining to the ethical practice of medicine. It is widely
believed that the oath was written by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, in the 4th century BC, or by one of his students.

I swear by Apollo Physician and Asclepius and Hygieia and Panaceia and all the gods and goddesses, making them my
witnesses, that I will fulfill according to my ability and judgment this oath and this covenant:

To hold him who has taught me this art as equal to my parents and to live my life in partnership with him, and if he is in
need of money to give him a share of mine, and to regard his offspring as equal to my brothers in male lineage and to
teach them this art - if they desire to learn it - without fee and covenant; to give a share of precepts and oral instruction
and all the other learning to my sons and to the sons of him who has instructed me and to pupils who have signed the
covenant and have taken an oath according to the medical law, but no one else.

I will apply dietetic measures for the benefit of the sick according to my ability and judgment; I will keep them from harm
and injustice.

I will neither give a deadly drug to anybody who asked for it, nor will I make a suggestion to this effect. Similarly I will not
give to a woman an abortive remedy. In purity and holiness I will guard my life and my art.

I will not use the knife, not even on sufferers from stone, but will withdraw in favor of such men as are engaged in this
work.

Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief
and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.

What I may see or hear in the course of the treatment or even outside of the treatment in regard to the life of men, which
on no account one must spread abroad, I will keep to myself, holding such things shameful to be spoken about.

If I fulfill this oath and do not violate it, may it be granted to me to enjoy life and art, being honored with fame among all
men for all time to come; if I transgress it and swear falsely, may the opposite of all this be my lot.




                                                        Monastic Vows

Benedictines sing this verse three times, with hands raised in supplication and self-offering, after we have pronounced our
vows and signed our vow statement on the altar as a sign of our consecration to God. The verse means "Accept me, O
Lord, according to your word, and I shall live; and do not disappoint me in my hope."

We make three vows: obedience, stability, and fidelity to the monastic way of life.

By the vow of obedience, we commit ourselves to strive to live the obedience of Jesus, who, remained obedient
even unto death, death on the cross (see Philippians 2:5-11).

By the vow of stability, we commit ourselves to remain in the monastery of our profession until death.

By the vow of fidelity to the monastic way of life, or conversatio morum, to use the original, untranslatable Latin
phrase of the Rule of St. Benedict, we commit ourselves to a lifelong pilgrimage toward that perfect love of God
and neighbor which Christ urges on us in the gospel.

                                                                                       http://www.walburga.org/com_vows.html
                                                          Scout Oath

Since the publication of Scouting for Boys in 1908, all Scouts and Guides around the world have taken a Scout (or Guide)
promise or oath to live up to ideals of the movement, and subscribed to a Scout Law.

Article II, paragraph 2: "Adherence to a Promise and Law"

All members of the Scout Movement are required to adhere to a Scout Promise and Law reflecting, in language
appropriate to the culture and civilization of each National Scout Organization and approved by the World Organization,
the principles of Duty to God, Duty to others and Duty to self, and inspired by the Promise and Law conceived by the
Founder of the Scout Movement in the following terms:

The Scout Promise

On my honour I promise that I will do my best—
To do my duty to God and the King (or to God and my Country)
To help other people at all times
To obey the Scout Law.

                                                                                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scout_Oath




                                                 Traditional Wedding Vows

Groom: "[Bride’s Name], I take you to be my lawfully wedded wife. Before these witnesses I vow to love you and care for
you as long as we both shall live. I take you, with all of your faults and strengths, as I offer myself to you with my faults
and strengths. I will help you when you need help, and will turn to you when I need help. I choose you as the person with
whom I will spend my life."

Bride: "[Groom’s Name], I take you to be my lawfully wedded husband. Before these witnesses I vow to love you and care
for you as long as we both shall live. I take you, with all of your faults and strengths, as I offer myself to you with my faults
and strengths. I will help you when you need help, and will turn to you when I need help. I choose you as the person with
whom I will spend my life."

                                                        http://www.westchester-weddings.com/wedding_vows_traditional.asp




                                                      The Purity Pledge

Virginity pledges (or abstinence pledges) are commitments made by teenagers and young adults to refrain from sexual
intercourse until marriage. They are most common in the United States, especially among Evangelical Christian
denominations.

On this day, I hereby choose to save sex until I am in a committed marriage relationship. Knowing this is the best choice
for my health, my emotions and my spirituality, I voluntarily choose to abstain from sexual activity until my wedding night.
Once I am married I will remain true to my spouse. Placing aside whatever past I may have, I make this commitment to
purity and to setting high standards for my life.

                                                                                   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginity_pledge
                                                                      http://www.realcommitment.org/Teens/PurityPledge.htm
                                                  The Oath of Citizenship

An Oath of Citizenship is an oath taken by immigrants that officially naturalizes immigrants into citizens. It is often the
final step in this process, and is usually done in a ceremonial capacity. An oath of citizenship is designed to be a
statement of loyalty and patriotism to the new country. In countries which retain a monarchical system of government, an
oath of allegiance to the monarch is often required as well. Adding an oath to God to the end of an oath is usually
optional.

        I, [name], do solemnly swear that I will be faithful,
        and bear true allegiance to the Republic of Singapore,
        and that I will observe the laws and be a true,
        loyal and faithful citizen of Singapore,
        so help me God.
                                                                              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_citizenship



                                                An Environmentalist Pledge


Many people and groups use the format of the U.S. Pledge, but they change the wording to represent their own views.
Here is one example that some environmentalist groups use (thanks to Jeri Pollock for sharing it):

I pledge allegiance to the Earth and all the life which it supports, one planet in our care, irreplaceable, with sustenance
and respect for all.

                                       http://www.readwritethink.org/lesson_images/lesson406/LookingatOtherPledges.pdf



                                                    The Boulder Pledge


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Boulder Pledge is a personal promise, first coined by Roger Ebert, not to purchase anything offered through email
spam. The Boulder Pledge has become one of the basic principles of the anti-spam community in an attempt to make e-
mail spam less profitable.

Under no circumstances will I ever purchase anything offered to me as the result of an unsolicited e-mail message. Nor
will I forward chain letters, petitions, mass mailings, or virus warnings to large numbers of others. This is my contribution
to the survival of the online community.




                                                  The Nightingale Pledge

The Nightingale Pledge was composed by Lystra Gretter, an instructor of nursing at the old Harper Hospital in Detroit,
Michigan, and was first used by its graduating class in the spring of 1893. It is an adaptation of the Hippocratic Oath taken
by physicians.
                                                                ~~~
I solemnly pledge myself before God and in the presence of this assembly, to pass my life in purity and to practice my
profession faithfully. I will abstain from whatever is deleterious and mischievous, and will not take or knowingly administer
any harmful drug. I will do all in my power to maintain and elevate the standard of my profession, and will hold in
confidence all personal matters committed to my keeping and all family affairs coming to my knowledge in the practice of
my calling. With loyalty will I endeavor to aid the physician, in his work, and devote myself to the welfare of those
committed to my care.
                                                                           http://www.countryjoe.com/nightingale/pledge.htm
                          The Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility

Each year, more than one million students enter the work force. Think of the impact on our society if even a significant
minority of applicants and job holders inquired about or attempted to change the ethical practices of their potential or
current employers.

 "I _____ pledge to explore and take into account the social and environmental consequences of any job I consider and
                         will try to improve these aspects of any organizations for which I work."

                                                                                             http://www.graduationpledge.org/




                                              South African Schools Pledge

In February 2008 the South African government started a public participation process to create a pledge (or oath) of
allegiance to be recited daily by schoolchildren. The draft pledge was based on the preamble of the Constitution of South
Africa.

We the youth of South Africa
Recognising the injustices of our past,
Honour those who suffered and sacrificed for justice and freedom.
We will respect and protect the dignity of each person,
And stand up for justice
We sincerely declare that we shall uphold the rights and values of our Constitution
And promise to act in accordance with the duties and responsibilities
that flow from these rights.
                                                                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_African_schools_pledge




                                                     Teetotalism Pledge

The "Teetotal Pledge" or "The Pledge", of abstinence from alcohol, taken by many Catholics in the 19th and 20th
centuries, in a movement started by Theobald Mathew (temperance reformer) in Ireland in 1838.

We agree to abstain from all liquors of an intoxicating quality whether ale, porter, wine or ardent spirits, except as
medicine.

                                                                                            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pledge




                                                The Olympic Official’s Oath

The Olympic Official's Oath was sworn for the first time in the XXth Olympiad at Munich in 1972. From 1972 onwards at
each Olympics, an official or judge of the host country swears an oath. The words of which are:

"In the name of all the judges, I promise that we shall officiate in these Olympic Games with complete impartiality
respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, in the true spirit of sportsmanship."

                                                       http://www.mapsofworld.com/olympic-trivia/olympic-officials-oath.html
I pledge to make my car a No Phone Zone. Beginning right now, I will do my part to
help put an end to distracted driving by pledging the safest driving behavior I can
commit to:

         I will not text while I am driving
         I will not text while driving and will use only hands-free calling if I need to
             speak on the phone while I am driving
         I will not text or use my phone while I am driving. If I need to use my
             phone, I will pull over to the side of the road.

								
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