According to Fox News, Democrats on the House Committee on Natural Resources have taken it upon themselves to remove a pesky reference to God from the oath administered to witnesses who testify before them. A draft release shows that the Democrats on the committee are planning to ask witnesses to recite: “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?”
Removed from the end of the oath, of course, is the traditional phrase “so help you God.”
Just to add insult to injury (and give a shout-out to their looniest SJW fans), the Democrats are also planning to remove the phrase “his or her” from their rules package and replace it universally with plural pronouns like “they” and “their.” We can’t have any trans-fluid-pangender witnesses feeling uncomfortable, after all. Certainly not without God there to help them.
“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,” Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) told Fox News. “They really have become the party of Karl Marx.”
Well, it’s not clear exactly who they’ve become the party of. You might look at this specific example and come away thinking that Democrats are on a mission to secularize the House. Then again, you’d have to ignore the fact that they just proposed a rule change that will allow, for the first time in nearly 200 years, lawmakers to wear religious headwear in Congress. That proposal came just in time for new Muslim Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashid Tlaib to be sworn in. Omar, in particular, is never seen without her turban or hijab or scarf or whatever she calls it.
So perhaps we ought to simply be thankful that Democrats aren’t changing the oath to read “so help me Allah.”
Then again, we probably shouldn’t give them any ideas.