Fount, you wrote:
My argument is simple: it doesnt matter what you or I personally believe. It's the constitution that matters and the rule of law.
I have to accept rubbish, it is what democracy means.
You should accept that under the constitution the state cant do this.
CANNOT DO WHAT?????
If a person taking an oath of office adds “…so help me god!”… “the state” is not doing anything.
It is perfectly legal in the United States to “believe in gods!”
If someone wants to add those words…the only way the state can get involved is to trample on the persons rights as guaranteed by the Constitution.
Why can you not get that through you head?
Personally people are willing to die for some weird beliefs. Refusing blood transfusions for instance.
I would say that it is likely that in the future people will argue against oath swearing on rounds of taking the lords name in vain. It is the same argument that causes baptists to argue against Santa Claus.
If you believe in small government then I certainly dont want the state poking its nose into my beliefs. It is unnecesary. Therefore junk it.
Junking this now will prevent problems in the future. It is an anarchronism
Your arguments on this issue have become disjointed and frenzied.
Our Constitution gives each individual the right to express “beliefs.” A person adding “so help me god” to an oath is simply doing that.
For you to be arguing that we would be protecting the Constitution by trashing it….makes no sense.
Your position in this matter is wrong…and for you to be tossing out charges of hyocrisy on it are way, way off the mark.