The Oath of Office

The propaganda goes on. The topic of religions relationship to our government seems to be news, in print again and again. Our constitution is the law of liberty (freedom from government interference in our lives and homes), and freedom to live where we want to live, choose freely an occupation, and travel where we want. The constitution literally forces religion from our federal laws. The constitution requires only one oath of office. The President must swear or affirm to support the Constitution. Members of federal and state congresses, judicial and executive offices “Shall be bound by oath or affirmation to uphold the federal constitution.” Then comes the restriction on religion in the our government. “No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” Seems plain enough. John Quincy Adams took his oath to support and defend the constitution on a law book. Theodore Roosevelt used no book saying “and thus I swear” to replace “in God we Trust”. Franklin Pierce opted to affirm rather than swear. Lyndon Johnson used one of John Kennedys catholic writings. Congress simply hold up their hands as a group. Jews use only a Tanakh or an Old Testament Bible, rejecting Jesus. Hindus use a Bhagavad Gita. Buddhist’s may use a Suka Gaddai. Mitt Romney could have used the Book of Mormon. Next time someone says we have or should have a Christian government, remember the Constitution says no. However Christians may be elected to defend and support our constitution.


Colonel George Day

USA Retired JAG

Brownwood, TX 76801