I do hereby swear that I am not a member of the Communist Party.
I am not a lawyer but I am guessing the state law below requiring the Loyalty Oath is unenforceable. I am told few municipalities follow the requirement but the City of Dunwoody does require it of all elected officials as it is still on the books.
Who in the Georgia State Legislature wants to drop a bill to remove this out dated requirement?
I can think of at least one municipality and maybe one Supreme Court Justice who would be thankful. For the record this was never discussed between myself and any sitting member of the GA Supreme Court, though the smirk that was on both of our faces as I was forced to repeat the idiotic words as required by Georgia Law, said more than simple words ever could.
§ 45-3-11 - Loyalty oath -- Persons required to take oath generally
All persons who are employed by and are on the payroll of the state and are the recipients of wages, per diem, or salary of the state or its departments and agencies, with the exception of pages employed by the General Assembly, and all counties and cities, school districts, and local educational systems throughout the entire state, are required to take an oath that they will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of Georgia, and that they are not members of the Communist Party.