This is said to be from the daughter of a murdered couple in
Raytown who had a Bible and Bookstore on 63rd street. We can't
find info that this is an Internet stretch, so we're picking
it up and publishing it to the site.
In any event, it says a lot in a few words.
When I had to testify at the murder trial of my parents a week
ago, I was asked to raise my right hand. The bailiff started
out "Do you swear to tell the truth, the whole truth
and nothing but the truth?"
I stood there and waited, but she said nothing more. She said
I was so stunned I blurted out, "What happened to 'so
help me God'?"
She came back with "Do you?"
I replied "Yes," but I was perplexed.
Then the judge said, "You can say that if you want
I stopped, raised my right hand, and finished with "So
help me God!" I told my son and daughter that when
it came time for them to testify, they should do the same.
It's no wonder we have so many problems in this country. If
I'd had my wits about me, I'd have told them that taking God
out of the courtroom is only going to result in more criminals
and murderers like him being in there [the one we guess that
murdered her parents.] I don't know what can be done about it,
but knew it was time we stepped up and did something.
CNBC this morning had a poll on this question. They had the
highest number of responses that they have ever had for one
of their polls and the percentage was the same as this: 86%
to keep the words, 14% against.
That's a pretty commanding public response. It is said that
86% of Americans believe in God.
Therefore I have a very hard time understanding why there is
such a mess about having "In God We Trust"
on our money and having God in the Pledge of Allegiance. Why
don't we just tell the 14% to sit down and shut up!