A Reflection on Being an American

Too often we forget what it means to be an American. Too many of us worship at the Altar of Diversity. For those who have forgotten –or worse, never knew–what it means to be an American, I’d like to post the Oath of Allegiance that all naturalized citizens have to take at their naturalization ceremony.

Here it is:

The Oath of Allegiance:

“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.”

Powerful stuff. I wish more of us took it seriously. In any case, God bless America!

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