This is where realizing that People didn't just swear oaths on the Holy Bible, but it was (and is) part of the law, and common law tradition comes in.
There is no government that can possible declare murder isn't murder or the ten commandments don't exist.
The Holy Bible has been part of common law ever since english common law started.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
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