Letter: So help me who?

Recently while watching a U.S. Congress committee chairperson swearing in a witness, I realized how meaningless this procedure can be.

Congress has done about everything to get rid of the word “God” from our lives. Yet, the testifying Congressperson is asked, “Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help you God?”

I am surprised half of them don’t exclaim, “So help me who? Never heard of him, but if it satisfies the group, say yes.” With these kinds of nonbelievers leading “one nation under God,” do you have to stop and wonder where we are being led?

Jack Groner

retired attorney

Baton Rouge