Oh, those cute political pundits in Arizona are at it again! It’s not enough to limit cultural studies, make “show us your papes!” laws, question science and generally make our nation look like a bunch of buffoons on the nightly news, making countries that already laugh at us tired of the same old joke about those stupid Americans again; now they want to add a little religious twist in all of their shenanigans.
Arizona lawmakers are now trying to pass a law that states that in order to graduate from high school, students have to take this super creepy nationalistic oath that ends with “so help me God.” Apparently pledging allegiance to a tiny classroom flag every day for 12 years wasn’t enough for these sheep herders; now you have to declare it loud and proud—or else. Click the link to read the whole zombified language of the oath and see if you’d want to take it yourself.
Oh, Arizona republicans! You make me smile. I have to wonder how lovely your state must be that you are able to focus on all of these ideas rather than any real problems you may be facing. You must have absolutely no poverty, no debt, no rape, no environmental issues, no education issues, or anything if you have the time to sit around dreaming this kind of thing up! I’m impressed. Where can my state sign up?