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Jan 30, 2019 by Alyssa Duvall

Harbinger: Democrat Committee Seeks To Remove "So Help You God" From Witness Oath

Now that the Democratic Party controls the House, a cadre among the increasingly leftist legislative branch aims to remove any mention of God from the oath any witness must swear before giving testimony before Congress.

According to a leaked document obtained by Fox News, a draft of the House Committee on Natural Resources' proposed change to the oath would ask witnesses, “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 traditional "so help you God" is written in red brackets, indicating its pending removal from the oath.

“It is incredible,” said Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, “but not surprising, that the Democrats would try to remove God from committee proceedings in one of their first acts in the majority.” Rep. Cheney noted that the Democratic Party has quickly become the "party of Karl Marx," co-author of the Communist Manifesto.

The Natural Resources committee, headed by  Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-Ariz.), is expected to vote on the new oath later in the week. If passed, all changes would be effective immediately.

While four monosyllabic words might not seem like a big deal, the removal of any acknowledgment of God in relation to objective truth, especially when it comes to testimony before such a powerful body as Congress, seems an ominous harbinger for the American republic.



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