Colorado Loyalty Oath...
The following email was forwarded - it provides ample evidence of how
what is going down i colorado is about asserting right-wing control of the
TO: Boulder Campus Teaching Faculty, Deans, Directors, Dept Chairs, System
FROM: Chancellor Phil DiStefano
SENDER: Jima Wendzel
DATE: February 21, 2005
SUBJECT: Oath Requirement
I am writing to let you know that the University has begun an administrative
review of the records for tenured and tenure-track faculty, senior instructors
and instructors, to determine whether signed copies of a loyalty oath are
maintained for these employees, as required by Colorado law. Under
this law, all university teaching faculty must sign an oath to uphold the
Constitutions of the United States and Colorado.
Recent requests for information have indicated that copies of the oath for
some of our teaching faculty may not be readily available. In order
to assure full compliance with the law across all campuses, each CU chancellor
has instituted a general administrative review of records for teaching faculty.
If signed copies cannot be found, teaching faculty will be asked to sign
a new oath, as required by law.
Thank you for your cooperation on this important matter.
Chancellor Phil DiStefano
"I solemnly (swear) (affirm) that I will uphold the Constitution of
the United States and Constitution of the State of Colorado, and I will
faithfully perform the duties of the position upon which I am about to enter."