From Pine View Farm

Loyalty Oath Stupidity 0

Proposals to introduce a law compelling non-Jews seeking Israeli citizenship to swear allegiance to Israel as a ”Jewish and democratic state” have generated a lively debate in Israeli papers.

Loyalty oaths were stupid during the Cold War and they are stupid now.

Someone with dastardly intent will quite happily swear a loyalty oath. What’s the little betrayal of a loyalty oath to someone who has already determined to betray a trust?

The only persons who benefit from loyalty oaths are politicians who use them to create fusses and furors.

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