Strike “So Help You God”: Dems Set to Remove from Oath Before Key Committee Hearing

[NowTheEndBegins] A key committee in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is moving to eliminate the God reference 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.

With each passing day, 2019 is looking more and more like it will be the year when the Democrats finally embrace full Communism and complete godlessness. From the cheers erupting from New York after Liberal Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo signs a bill creating the most astounding pro-abortion lawsin United States history, to becoming the party of anti-semitism, the Democratic Party is imploding under the sheer weight of their own collective atheism.

“The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.” Psalm 53:1 (KJV)

There can no longer be any question, America is in the throes of a cataclysmic paradigm shift that is pulling down the very pillars upon which this nation was founded. I can remember back in school where Socialism and Communism were presented as evils to be shunned, and not a goal to strive towards. Yet in our day, America seems hellbent on becoming the very thing that for centuries we believed was wicked and immoral.

Dems to strike ‘so help you God’ from oath taken in front of key House committee, draft shows

FROM FOX NEWS: The draft shows that theHouse 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. The words “under penalty of law” are in red text, indicating that Democrats propose to add that phrasing to the oath.

The draft rules also remove the phrase “his or her” throughout the document, changing those two pronouns to “their.” The rules additionally modify all references to the committee’s “Chairman” to instead refer only to the committee’s “Chair.”\

Other rules changes relate to expanding the committee’s authority over natural gas in Alaska and fossil-fuel resources. While many federal oaths include the phrase “so help me God,” some — most notably the presidential oath of office — do not.

The full committee is set to vote on the new language this week, and the rules would take effect immediately if adopted. Other committees were still in the process of finalizing their rules on Monday.

Republican leaders reacted with dismay to the proposed change, and suggested it was a sign of the Democratic Party’s leftward shift.

“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, R-Wyo., told Fox News. “They really have become the party of Karl Marx.”

Spokespeople for the Natural Resources Committee did not immediately reply to Fox News’ requests for comment. The committee, which has oversight of national parks, wildlife and energy, is chaired by Democratic Arizona Rep. Raul Grijalva.

The proposed change was not the first time Democrats have sought to strike references to God in official party documents. In 2012, the floor of the Democratic National Convention erupted over a sudden move to restore to the platform a reference to God and recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — after heavy criticism from Republicans for initially omitting them. Democrats, though, were hardly in agreement over the reversal.

[Editor’s Note: This was written by Geoffrey Grider and originally published at NowTheEndBegins.]

[Editor’s Note: Title changed by P&P.]



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