Obama’s oath of allegiance for incoming U.S. citizens

Article author: 
Judi McLeod
Article publisher: 
Canada Free Press
Article date: 
24 July 2015
Article category: 
Our American Future
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Barack Obama’s latest immigration battering ram against unsuspecting Americans is the radical change he seeks in the current naturalization process to arrange for new immigrants to be able to skip the pledge to take up arms and defend the United States in the 65-year-old American Oath of Allegiance.

On Obama’s watch new immigrants, offered all the privileges, opportunities and benefits of being a naturalized American, including the right to vote, do not have to defend the country they choose as the one in which they want to raise their families.

Citizens swearing the oath will know they are gaining entry to a country whose president leaves no provision for its defense—a slap in the face to a country that has included the pledge to take up arms in the defense of the United States for more than half a century.

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. (Washington Examiner, July 22, 2015)

“Those lines are in the Oath of Allegiance that people recite as they become U.S. citizens. But USCIS said people “may” be able to exclude those phrases for reasons related to religion or if they have a conscientious objection.

“USCIS said people with certain religious training or with a “deeply held moral or ethical code” may not have to say the phrases as they are naturalized.

“The agency said people don’t have to belong to a specific church or religion to use this exemption, and may attest to U.S. officials administering the oath that they have these beliefs.”

Does this include radical Islamists who would be loathe to “bear arms on behalf of the United States?”

What about Mexicans living under the false belief that the United States is really a par of Mexico that U.S. stole from them?

USCIS said it would take “feedback” on this policy change through August 4, 2015.

The current naturalization oath reads as follows:

“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.”...

The Obama administration is also moving forward with plans to expand a waiver program that will allow additional illegal aliens to remain in the country rather than apply for legal status from abroad...