So Help Me God

Hello Bekki!

Quick question. As much as I’d like to berate Mikey Weinstein, I’m going to hold back (a little bit).

It’s clear that he simply does not have the mental capacity to understand his own ignorance, and that alone is punishment enough. After all, I’d hate to go through life with nothing but butterflies upstairs, if you know what I mean.

Anyways, here’s my question:

Of all the issues in America, why focus on removing a few words from an oath? Isn’t this kind of making a mountain of a molehill? I mean, I understand that the liberal agenda is simply to legalize everything and suppress God, but how on Earth could this be considered priority? He should be helping other Autistic kids or something. Amirite?

Thank you, Bekki!

(name withheld)


Nathan,

Mikey has read your email and asked me to respond on his and MRFF’s behalf.

I am a Christian (Episcopalian in fact) who fully supports Mikey’s and MRFF’s attempt to protect members of the U.S. Military from unconstitutional religious influence in relation to their training, assignment, advancement and retention. In supporting MRFF’s efforts, I defend both my Christian faith and my Constitution proudly and equally. I simply don’t feel compelled defend one at the expense of the other.

I’ll ignore for the moment the vacuous and egocentric qualities of your question which implies only your priorities are of any importance.

The U.S. Constitution establishes a secular democratic republic.

…no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States. (Article VI, Section 3, in relevant part)

-and-

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof…(Amendment 1; in relevant part)

Additionally, the lone oath contained within the U.S. constitution has no religious component whatsoever;

Before he enter on the Execution of his Office, he shall take the following Oath or Affirmation:–“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” (Article II, Section 1; in relevant part)

Megyn Kelly of ‘The Kelly File’, during her interview with Mikey, made the case herself that religious pledges in required government oaths are meaningless and irrelevant when she contended that anyone who didn’t want to say those words (So Help Me God) could just omit it. Why then is this back door attempt at religious fealty being pushed so fervently? I do not require nor desire government assistance in expressing my Christian faith in either public or private situations. My faith does not require government sanctioning.

The importance of maintaining and encouraging secular democracy here, and abroad, is of significant national security importance. If you don’t believe me I suggest you review clearly stated foreign policy positions regarding U.S. support for the formation of secular democracies in the wake of the ‘Arab Spring’.

Sincerely,

Andy Kasehagen

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