St. Louis’ newly elected councilwoman Kelli Dunaway was sworn into office using a Dr. Seuss book.
Dunaway’s 5-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter held a copy of Dr. Seuss’ “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” during last week’s ceremony.
The council does not require members to be sworn in on a Bible, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
“The graduation-gift classic, which was first published in 1990, is about the journey of life. In it, the narrator tells readers, ‘Out there things can happen, and frequently do, To people as brainy and footsy as you,’” the Post-Dispatch notes.
Atheists celebrated Dunaway’s decision to use Dr. Seuss’ book in her swearing in ceremony.
“To the modern-day Democrats nothing is sacred and no tradition is worth respecting,” warns The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft.
This was the second time Dunaway, a lawyer, far-left feminist and Democratic activist sought elected office. In 2018, she announced her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for the 2nd District U.S. House seat, but eventually got out of that race.
For much of U.S. history, most elected officials, as well as witnesses in court, firefighters, and presidents, have opted to swear on a copy of the Bible when taking their oaths.
However, the 116th Congress set a new precedent when more than a dozen documents and books, including the U.S. Constitution, Eastern Orthodox Bible and Quran, were used to swear in officials.
Among them were Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, the first two Muslim women to serve in the House of Representatives. Omar and Tlaib took their oaths of office on the Quran.
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