Texas Republican Congressman attempts end run around US Constitution

Johnson Texas Congressional Representative, Sam Johnson (R-TX-3) introduced legislation to require Air Force Cadets to say “so help me, God” in their oaths.  H.R. 1425, the “Preserve and Protect God in Military Oaths Act of 2015” would require any changes in oaths to be approved by Congress.  This after, as Congressman Johnson put it,  “because of one radical atheist group’s demands!” who objected to the phrase being required of all cadets, even those who don’t believe in the Christian god.  There’s going to be a small hitch in this bill, however.

Article VI of the U.S. Constitution clearly states:

” but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.”

Why doesn’t this Texas Republican love the U.S. Constitution?

 

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