Dear Kentucky: You're awesome

Where else do you still have to swear you've never dueled in order to take elective office?


Alex Koppelman
February 24, 2010 4:56AM (UTC)

Best sentence from an Associated Press story in, well, ever:

When you take the oath of office in Kentucky, you have to swear that you haven't taken part in a duel with deadly weapons.

Unfortunately, it seems that people swearing the oath don't really take that part seriously these days, and so lawmakers are considering a change to the state's constitution that would remove that specific part of it. A shame, really.

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Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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