Monday, January 28, 2013

"So help me . . . what?"

by Edd Doerr

Eight Neanderthals in the Arizona legislature (Reps Thorpe, Borrelli, Seel, Shope, Dial, Livingston, Crandall, Smith) have introduced a bill to require all high school students as a condition for graduation to take an oath similar to that of the US President and ending with "So help me God", but without the "or affirm" as allowed for all elected officials in the US.

If this piece of lunacy were passed it would bar from graduation not only nontheists but also Quakers, Jehovah's Witnesses, some Muslims, polytheists, and others. So what is wrong with saying "So help me Jupiter, Thor, Loki, Ahura Mazda, Siva, Kali, Brahma, Isis, Osiris, Juju  . . . etc etc"?

Election to public office should be contingent on passing a drug test and scoring at least 90 on an IQ test.

1 comment:

Don Wharton said...

Yes I saw this also. The scary thing is that there is so much lunacy in some area that we can't be confident that this will not become law/