Most Republican Lawmakers Have Failed John Quincy Adams — and The Constitution

Millions of Americans tuned in yesterday to watch President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. take the oath of office. In his inaugural address, Biden stressed his duty to protect and defend the Constitution. So the concept of oaths and responsibilities to the office should be on our mind.

In March 1825, President-Elect John Quincy Adams broke with tradition and used a book of laws at his inauguration. He selected the book of laws, rather than a bible, so that he would be taking the oath of office on the…