WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 -
Mr. Speaker, "I will do my duty to God and my country." This is part of the Boy Scout oath. When a Boy Scout becomes an Eagle Scout, some Members of Congress have an official flag flown over the Capitol and these words are requested to be in the official certificate which is given to the Scout, along with the flag.
But the Architect of the Capitol, who is in charge of such matters, censors the word "God" in these certificates and only puts the word "country" in them.
The word "God, according to the Architect.
And that's just the way it is.