There are 2 bills before the Arizona legislature this session. HB 2467 will require HS grads to sign a pledge of allegiance as a requirement for graduation. SB1212 will require public school education in American organic law. The U.S. Code defines the organic laws of the United States to include the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Northwest Ordinance, and the U.S. Constitution. (US Statutes At Large, 1789 –1875, Vol. 18, Part I, Revised Statutes (43rd Congress, 1st session), p. v and vi).
I strongly believe that such organic law education should be a required course at all community colleges as well, open to the public on a class by class basis. Maybe then the private government HOA regimes will better understand how HOAs repudiate fundamental American principles. Maybe then HOA management companies, and HOA attorneys, will begin to understand their disgraceful attitudes and comments. Such a disgraceful attitude was exemplified by property manager David Henderson of Red Mountain Management (Arizona), who said in response to a death threat against an HOA member by a director, “This is a private association issue.” (Death threats for woman feeding feral cats in Mesa).
The director urged other board members to ”Just shoot her and put her out her misery,” speaking about a repeated HOA “offender.” I cannot imagine a public official daring to make such a statement to other agency members.
The organic laws of HOA-Land are replacing the organic laws of the US as applied to local government. (See Legislative protection of HOAs: replacing US organic law with HOA organic law).
Beginning in the 2013‑2014 school year, In addition to fulfilling the course of study and assessment requirements prescribed in this chapter, before a pupil is allowed to graduate from a public high school in this state, the principal or head teacher of the school shall verify in writing that the pupil has recited the following oath:
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.
The instruction on the Constitution of the United States and American institutions and ideals shall be given in accordance with the state course of study for at least one year of the common school grades and in each year of the high school grades, and shall include instruction on the founding principles of the United States, the declaration of independence and the bill of rights.