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    bicycle in airplane hangar Pesqueeb's Avatar
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    This weeks edition of "Arizona, you so crazy!".

    Posted on teh FB by a friend of mine in Tucson. Is it the heat that makes them so nutty?
    There are few things more amazing than some of the bills that get thrown around at the beginning of the Legislative session.

    Take, for instance, HB 2467, a proposed measure sponsored by seven legislators (six representatives and a senator) from around the metro Phoenix area; northern and northwestern Arizona; and more.

    With such wide-ranging membership of representatives from around the state, this must be a bill of massive importance, right?

    Well...take a look at 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.

    Yeah. An oath of loyalty to graduate high school. As if reciting the Pledge of Allegiance weekly—at least—isn't enough for these people.

    I have nothing against "solemnly swearing to uphold the Constitution," but making this a requirement for to receive what amounts to proof that you can read and write your name (which is incredible, given our current educational rankings) cheapens the sentiment, doesn't it?

    Plus, 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?

    Brilliant work from those folks up north. For more on the bill, including the legislators who proposed it, check out the Legislature's info page here.

    http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange...ore-graduating
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    Old Bastard Mike Dartman's Avatar
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    Jeebus please save us from your followers.

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    well at least when they enroll in pima CC, they will have already earned credit for indoctrination 101
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    Does anyone actually think this has a hope in hell of passing? Sounds suspiciously like the Oath of Enlistment...

    I, (NAME), do solemnly swear (or affirm) 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; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God.
    Someday, I hope to be the person my dogs think I am.

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    It's definitely the dehydration.

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