Did you ever wonder why attorneys who are neither elected officials nor governmental employees are required to take an oath before they are permitted to practice law? Those entering the fields of finance, business, education, computer science, and so on are not required to take the following oath:

“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that to the best of my knowledge and ability I will support the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic [and] that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same …”