“…So Help Me God.”
Candidate for the Sixth Court of Appeals, Ben Franks, is
reported to be a professed atheist and apparently believes the Bible is a
“collection of myths.”
During debate over a plank in the State Democrat
Platform, members of the Platform Committee debated dropping “God” from a
sentence on the first page of the document. The plank stated: “we want a Texas
where all people can fulfill their dreams and achieve their God-given
According to an article published in the El Paso Times, Ben
Franks states: “I’m an atheist…”
All elected or appointed officials in Texas
must take the oath prescribed by Art. XVI, Section 1(a) of the Texas
"I, _____ , do solemnly swear (or affirm),
that I will faithfully execute the duties of the office of
_____ of the State of Texas, and will to the best of my ability preserve,
protect, and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and of this
State, so help me God."
Should Franks be elected in November, one would have
to conclude that he will hold true to his out of touch “atheist” belief system
and ignore the laws and Constitution of Texas. Mr. Franks is a personal injury
trial lawyer practicing in Texarkana, Texas and is the Democrat nominee for the
6th Court of Appeals.
is nothing but a taradiddle.