It is a common misconception that our nation was founded on the idea of keeping God out of government.
Rather, the First Amendment, which recognizses the natural right to freedom of worship, underscores the importance of keeping the government out of churches, but not faith practices out of government.
After all, many of our Founding Fathers were deeply religious, and spoke and wrote at length about the importance of using biblical principles to guide the new Republic.
It was John Adams who said “[I]t is religion and morality alone which can establish
the principles upon which freedom can securely stand. The only foundation of
a free constitution is pure virtue.”
And, “Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
Now, with a more amoral group of Democrats in charge of the House than ever before, those who testify before a key House committee will no longer be required to say “So help me God” when being sworn in.
Fox News reports:
A key committee in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives is moving to eliminate the words “so help you God” from the oath administered to witnesses testifying before the panel, as part of a new rules package expected to be approved this week, according to a draft obtained exclusively by Fox News.
The draft shows that the House Committee on Natural Resources would ask witnesses to recite only: “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 rules proposal places the words “So help you God” in red brackets, indicating they are slated to be cut. Other rules changes relate to expanding the committee’s authority over natural gas in Alaska and fossil-fuel resources.
A full vote on the proposed rule changes will take place this week.
“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 Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., told Fox News. “They really have become the party of Karl Marx.”