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Thu Jan 24, 2013, 01:39 PM

SO HELP ME GOD = AZ Legislators Want to Require High School Graduates to Recite a Loyalty Oath [View all]

Certain AZ Legislators Want High Schoolers to Recite a Loyalty Oath Before Graduating
Posted by David Mendez on Wed, Jan 23, 2013
http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2013/01/23/certain-az-legislators-want-high-schoolers-to-recite-a-loyalty-oath-before-graduating

... HB 2467, a proposed measure sponsored by seven legislators (six representatives and a senator) ....

... the bill's text:

BEGINNING IN THE 2013‑2014 SCHOOL YEAR, IN ADDITION TO FULFILLING THE COURSE OF STUDY AND ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN THIS CHAPTER, BEFORE A PUPIL IS ALLOWED TO GRADUATE FROM A PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THIS STATE, THE PRINCIPAL OR HEAD TEACHER OF THE SCHOOL SHALL VERIFY IN WRITING THAT THE PUPIL HAS RECITED THE FOLLOWING OATH:

I, _________, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I WILL SUPPORT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AGAINST ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, THAT I WILL BEAR TRUE FAITH AND ALLEGIANCE TO THE SAME; THAT I TAKE THIS OBLIGATION FREELY, WITHOUT ANY MENTAL RESERVATION OR PURPOSE OF EVASION; AND THAT I WILL WELL AND FAITHFULLY DISCHARGE THESE DUTIES; SO HELP ME GOD.


... you're swearing that you're taking an oath freely when you're being coerced into taking the damn thing, again, in order to graduate. I'm pretty sure that makes the rest of the oath invalid, doesn't it? .....

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