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House Dems Push to Remove “God” Reference from Witness Oath

House Dems Push to Remove “God” Reference from Witness Oath

Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources want to remove the traditional phrase “so help you god” from the oath given to witnesses testifying before the panel. 

The full question would read:

“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 change is part of a package of new rules which also seeks to make the committee’s proceedings gender neutral by changing all “his” and “her” pronouns in panel rules to “their” and using the term “chair” instead of “chairman.”

The committee, which has oversight of national parks, is also pushing to expand its authority over natural gas in Alaska.

“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,” argues GOP Rep. Liz Cheney (WY). “They really have become the party of Karl Marx.

The new rules are expected to be approved later this week. 

Editor’s note: It’s amazing to me how the Democrats willingly and, indeed, enthusiastically destroy American symbols at the slightest whim of the least of the fringe liberal groups who support them.

An oath that does not include a higher power, “solemnly” or not, has absolutely no meaning. I’ve heard many people lie “solemnly” without the slightest feeling of guilt.  It is the dedication to a higher power that conveys the intent from the individual that a statement is more than a mere declaration, that the statement represents what he is, not just what he says.

The Democrats have no clue what they have done, except in the most expedient and trivial political sense.


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  1. Mark

    The NO FAITH Democrats. This Country was built on. SHAME, no Faith leads to decay.

  2. george

    lets remove the house idiots instead.


      this need to done ASAP and have their butts arrested for Treason since they are delibly failure to comply with the Constitution and their Oath of Office.

  3. American Stand

    They want People to for get GOD and not have God in Your Life, We new a NEW Government.

  4. Paul Brochu

    In our country the LAW is the higher power!

    • tom

      someday you will learn otherwise.

  5. Proud-american

    That is so sad what the Dem’s are wanting to do, they obviously want it removed because they do not tell the whole truth and taking “God” out might make them feel better about their lies. It deeply saddens me what has happened with these people who are supposed to be there for us, the people, Get over it, Trump won the election and now we all need to support him and actually give him a chance instead of acting like a bunch of children on the playground with grudges. It is embarrassing to me to see the actions of many of our politicians. There have been presidents that have been elected that I did not vote for but fact of the matter is, I will support them and we have to stand together as one nation under God. STOP Showing the whole world that you are a bunch of children in a daycare with no adult supervision. Go do your jobs like the rest of us in the workforce are expected to do.

  6. Craig Forester

    The Dems have completely and totally renounced the Almighty.
    Not only are they Vain, Boastful, Lawless, with no Scruples whatsoever;
    they are also insidious evil liars who have no morals or ethics and have proven by their words and deeds to be Godless traitors to our nation.
    Surely there is a place in hell for those who so actively seek it.

  7. Juanita

    Lord please help us who have given our lives to you rise up and take back our country your way. Most of the Democrats have turned against you and trying to turn the people of America against you.
    Our forefathers came to this country to find a place to worship you as their hearts desired. We stand on your word in the name of Jesus. Thank you.

  8. BILLY G


  9. David Keldewr

    This change would be in step with the teachings of the Christian Bible. James 5:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful

    But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

    Tell the truth without invoking the name of God.

  10. JMK

    So it’s ok for a president to lie on a daily, if not hourly basis? Do you think if we forced him to say something followed by “so help me God” he would suddenly stop lying? As long as the statement being made is considered a legal response and punishment by law is given if the response is found to be false, I have no problem removing so help me God.

  11. Emily

    When are we the people of America going to stand up and defend God. Without God we have lost

    The democrats believe only in power and controlling our lives
    The word socialism no more free America

  12. Don

    They should be removed ASAP in handcuffs and arrested for Treason on ground of Failure to comply with the Constitution and their Oath of office. Ground of impeding with criminals, drugs lords and terrorist coming through the open boarder, they have put all Americans in danger and all should be charged as an accessory to every crime committed, assault, rape and murder committed by the Illegals, drug pushers and Terrorist that has illegally crossed in to the USA, since the democrats and their followers fail to protect we the Citizens of these United States of America.

  13. leewayne nishida

    the devil rules this earth now god will rule forever!!!!