Fox News reported earlier this week that the House Committee on Natural Resources had proposed to eliminate the words “so help you God” from the oath administered to witnesses testifying before the panel.
Did I mention that the leadership of the committee is now Democrats, thanks to the Paul Ryan Potomac Surrender of 2018?
Today in an interview on Fox, Rep. Debbie Dingell — a Michigan Democrat and a self-avowed Catholic — said the chairman of the committee told her that God was going back into the oath. Well, let’s hope so, but don’t think that is the end of the story.
It’s no accident that Democrats want God out of the oath first and then out of the picture altogether as soon as possible. Remember that Barack Obama back before he was elected in 2008 warned about Americans who “get bitter [and] cling to guns or religion … as a way to explain their frustrations.” Religion is a dirty word to most progressives. The less said about God the better.
There is a reason why religion was essentially banned in the Soviet Union and strictly controlled in China and other communist countries. You see, God empowers people. He lifts up the individual against the power of the state and emboldens the weak to challenge the strong. Blessed are the Deplorables, for they shall make a joyful noise at the ballot box and serve the Lord with gladness.
So, is there any one particular reason why Democrats might have a healthy fear of God? You don’t have to look further than the New York legislature, which just applauded passage of a bill to legalize abortion through the ninth month of pregnancy — many weeks after the baby would be entirely viable outside the life-support system if the mother’s womb. It is no wonder that if you legalize infanticide, you don’t want to face or hear the name of the author of life.
Jefferson’s declaration that all men are “endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” terrifies Democrats. They cannot acknowledge the Creator without acknowledging the right to life he granted us all. So instead they try to erase God from our schools, our institutions and our hearts in order to raise up human-granted rights such as the right to kill babies.
Whether they restore the oath or not, Democrats had better be prepared to beseech God for his help not just in telling the truth, but in living it, too.
Frank Miele writes from Kalispell, Montana, at www.HeartlandDiaryUSA.com and is a columnist at Real Clear Politics. To see more of my columns about the Dishonest Media, the Deep Swamp, the failed presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and Trump’s war to restore American greatness, read my “Why We Needed Trump” trilogy. The books are available at Amazon in paperback or Kindle editions. Also please considering leaving a review in support of my conservative commentary on one or all of my book pages at Amazon! Thanks!