PHOENIX -- Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would require high school seniors to recite a loyalty oath before they graduate. House Bill 2467 would make the oath an additional prerequisite for graduation from any public high school in Arizona.
Before graduating, students would be required to recite this oath to their principal:
"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 or evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge these duties; so help me God."If passed, HB 2467 would take effect starting in the 2013-14 school year, but there could be legal challenges if the bill is approved.