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Democratic House expels God

Posted by Spider-Pig on Wed May 15 05:49:15 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/11/us/politics/democrats-house-oath.html

tl;dr version: When administering oaths to witnesses, they no longer append "so help you God" at the end of it.

I support this. In New York Courts, the phraseology is "Do you swear or affirm. . ." with no "so help you God". This allows affirmations without placing the witness on the spot, requiring him to openly express his conscientious objection to an oath.

I have only once taken a (mass) oath where the official administering the oath appended "So help you God" and I had no choice but to say "I do" with everyone else although I would have felt better with an affirmation.

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