Jul 23, 2015

New citizens can skip pledge to take up arms in defense of US.

This post from the Washington Examiner says that "U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on Tuesday said it will no longer require incoming U.S. citizens to pledge that they will "bear arms on behalf of the United States" or "perform noncombatant service" in the Armed Forces as part of the naturalization process."

What is the current oath?

"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God." 
This is unacceptable and disregards the history of the US, make sure you educate people.

2 comments:

  1. Why has the text from the Article been omitted?

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    1. Because someone in a top political position thought it wasn't important to have new citizens swear they will take up arms to defend this country.

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