posted on Jan, 25 2013 @ 11:00 PM
Having read the bill, and the posts, there are a few things that can be stated:
If this passes through and gets signed into law, there will be challenges in court for it. Ultimately it is a big waste of time and money. It is
getting plenty of attention by the media in Arizona, however here is a fundamental problem with this oath as it stands.
6% of the population of Arizona, technically are dual citizens, being that they are Native Americans, and live on the reservations. They would not
think of or even consider taking such an oath.
But the biggest problem is what if the child or family is not a Christian? What if they are say Buddhist, or Muslim, or even Pagan? After all there
are several communities, like Sedona, which is a big draw for the metaphysical community and wiccans in that area.
From what I could find out, the ACLU is watching this very carefully, planning to challenge it in court. But more importantly, if anything, it shows
how out of touch the legislators are with the people, as the author of this bill is shocked by the negative feedback that he is recieving.
According to him, the main purpose was to get the children interested in the Constitution of the US. While the idea is noble, the execution is
terrible, as it would have been much better to make a requirement of graduation to be passing a civics course, that way as part of the circulum would
be focused on the Constitution of the USA.
No, something tells me that there is going to be a law suit and it should not stand up in court.