Monday, May 05, 2008

And here, we can't even have an empty holster 

In California, a professor is denied a contract because her Quaker beliefs did not permit her to sign a contract that contained a loyalty oath requiring her to defend the U.S. and state constitutions against all enemies, foreign and domestic. James Joyner thinks this is stupid:
I swore to protect the Constitution from its enemies three times � upon matriculating as a cadet, upon enlisting in the Army Reserve, and upon commissioning � and actually deployed to a combat zone pursuant to that oath. Several times in the ensuing years, I also signed contracts to teach at various colleges and universities. None of them asked to to sign any oaths and I�d have laughed at them if they had.
I've never seen such an oath either.