Judith #10 on loyalty oaths - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Grif
    • 09.05.06 | 00:34 (IDT)

    Whatever the other merits of your argument, may I point out that never in my 55 years as a citizen of the United States have I ever been obligated to place my hand on a bible (old or new testament) and swear loyalty to the country. And while it has long been that school children here have recited the pledge of allegience, the Supreme Court ruled more than 60 years ago that the state cannot force a child to do so against the dictates of consience. Loyalty oaths in general have a very contentious history here, particularly since the excesses of Joe McCarthy and his ilk.

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    First published 00:00 08.05.06 | Last updated 00:00 08.05.06
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