962 votesDaniel Henry commented
This is actually not in the spirit of the founders. The second principle affirms the candidate's believe in God. The founders believed in God as is clearly established in the Declaration of Independence, but they also knew that (a) religion is not the only source of a strong moral center and (b) granting a religious charge to the state's powers is often used to the detriment of the people. Swearing allegiance to the Constitution is all that is necessary to declare allegiance to the rule of law. In fact, the final clause of Article VI of the Constitution explicitly forbids "religious tests" for holding office. It would be much better to gauge your support for a candidate upon their support of your liberty, both in promises and commitments, and actions in the past.