A key committee in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives attempted to remove the phrase “so help you God” from the oath administered to witnesses testifying before the panel, only to backtrack after a public outcry.
A draft version of a new rules package showed that witnesses would only be asked, “Do you solemnly swear or affirm, under penalty of law, that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth?”
The four-word phrase was omitted at the tail end of the oath.
The move outraged Republicans who publicly blasted the omission.
Democrats to strike ‘so help me God’ from oath taken in front of key House committee, remove ‘his’ and ‘her’ from ruleshttps://t.co/sEIfVcTPk7
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 29, 2019
“It is incredible, but not surprising, that the Democrats would try to remove God from committee proceedings in one of their first acts in the majority,” House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney said. “They really have become the party of Karl Marx.”
Surprisingly, the Democrats debated the omission and ultimately the panel voted to keep “so help you God” in the oath as part of the new rules package.
Rep. Garrett Graves (R-LA) said, “I do think that we could use a little bit more of God, not less. All of us.”
“So help you God?”
Should it stay or should it go in oaths?
The House Natural Resources Committee debated it today and here’s what they decided: pic.twitter.com/0UbBq4TWCN
— Jason Calvi (@JasonCalvi) January 31, 2019
Democratic Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva said “it was a mistake” to propose eliminating God from the House oath according to EWTN.
God Is a Constant Target of Democrats
This isn’t the first time, nor will it be the last, that Democrats try to remove God from any phrasing involving a government that was founded on belief in a higher power.
A group of 29 atheists, children of atheists, and atheist groups filed a lawsuit this past August claiming that the motto “In God We Trust” violated their rights and amounted to religious coercion. A federal appeals court upheld the phrase as Constitutional, but the phrase is constantly being fought in courts.
Perhaps most famously, the Democratic National Convention conducted a voice vote to restore a reference to God to their party platform. A large and loud group of delegates continually shouted no to the proposition.
A vote had to be called three separate times to put God back into the platform, and the convention chairman opted to override the voice of the delegates and install the reference anyway.
When you see these attempts to remove God, it makes sense to watch extremists take over the Democrat Party, emboldened in their belief that babies should now be aborted up to and even after birth.