Is a Mandatory Loyalty Oath for High Schoolers Among the Dumbest Things You've Heard This Week?

If you haven't heard the latest brilliant idea out of the state capitol, it's to make high schoolers pledge their loyalty to upholding and defending the Constitution in order to receive their diplomas.

That's how the sponsors of House Bill 2467 -- Republican state Representatives Bob Thorpe, Sonny Borrelli, Carl Seel, T.J. Shope, and Steve Smith -- are choosing to spend their time.

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-Legislators Propose Forcing High School Students to Swear to Defend Constitution in Order to Graduate

And here it is:

"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 of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge these duties; so help me God."

This morning, sit back, relax, and think -- is this one of the dumbest things you've heard in the last week?

Cast your vote below:

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