Why Aaron Burr Isn’t The Governor Of Kentucky

Kentucky State Rep. Darryl Owens has prefiled a bill for the 2010 General Assembly to stop public officials from having to swear that they haven’t been in a duel. Since 1849, anyone taking the oath of office has had to vow that “I, being a citizen of this state, have not fought a duel with deadly weapons within this State nor out of it, nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel with deadly weapons, nor have I acted as second in carrying a challenge, nor aided or assisted any person thus offending, so help me God.” Considering there hasn’t been a duel in Kentucky since 1867, it’s probably safe to dump it. Not to worry. Dueling will still be illegal, though dueling banjos, Yu-Gi-Oh duels, and dual personalities will still be allowed. Cue the weird banjo player, please.

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