Obama’s Oath of Allegiance

 In History, opinion, Politics, Veterans

President Obama recently altered the Oath of Citizenship for the United States. He has removed the requirement of “bearing arms” in defense of the United States. This is the old Oath:

“I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have 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 law, that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by 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 mental reservation or purpose of evasion, so help me God.”

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That is how it has been since 1952… until now. The reference to bearing arms in defense of this country has been removed. No longer will new citizens have to agree to armed service to this country. There is now no real buy in to be a citizen. Apparently all you have to do is say “America” in your language of choice, and “poof!” you are now a U.S. Citizen!

Commitment is now gone

There is no commitment to this country. Hell, we give you all the free stuff you want like Food, Medical, Housing, and money to spend for your next “Jihad.” This oath is nothing but lip service. No commitment. Just sign your “X.”

This is the new guidance as of July 21, 2015:

(PA-2015-001) in the USIC Policy Manual clarifies the eligibility requirements for modifications to the Oath of Allegeince. Reciting the Oath is part of the naturalization process. Candidates for citizenship normally declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the U.S.” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Services of the United States” when required by the law. A candidate may be eligible to exclude these two clauses based on religious training and belief or a conscientious objection.

Historical facts

Back in World War II, there was a great need for both men for the war effort and women for manufacturing back home. There was a great void left back in the states for all manner of work relevant to the war effort. Men that were ineligible for service, and women took up that void. These women were represented by the icon “Rosie the Riveter.”

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Their selfless service and hard work was what kept America’s war machine moving. They literally participated in our victory in Europe and the Pacific Theaters. They never questioned their need to fill in the gap. They did it all, from ship building to aircraft construction. This what it means to be committed to your country: to have a desire to see your country succeed in all her endeavors. That was what a “Citizen” does; whatever it takes to help your country come out victorious!

We don’t get that now. What we have now is an “entitlement mentality.” What can the country give to me!

“Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You, Ask what You Can Do For Your Country.” John F. Kennedy, January 20, 1961

Even though I was born a year after this speech, my generation was brought up with this sense of Nationality ingrained in our way of thinking. It is how we were raised.

We have an all volunteer Military now, and have had since the Vietnam War. They are young men and women willing to serve our great nation. We did serve. We protected our country from the advancement of Communism, aka the “Cold War.”

We prevented Nuclear war on a massive scale. We won. Our enemy backed down. In fact, as more facts come out, the whole Russian society collapsed from the weight of the costs of maintaining a massive army to counter ours. That was a time of pride in our country. We believed in it, we were willing to die for it if need be.

Nowadays we have a country that is quickly becoming a ‘has been.’ A once glorious nation, sitting on the top of civilization as the lone super power on the planet. We were respected and feared by our enemies. Of course, they still hated us just as they do now, the difference is respect and our power and might that would crush any and all opposition.

 

Respect is gone

Our enemies respected us. Not in this day and age. They laugh at us, not just behind our backs, but openly to our face! They chant “Death to America,” all the while collecting handsome deals of money and infrastructure assistance. We are still practicing “Nation Building,” just now we do it with our enemies. Our foreign policies are a joke. Weak, spineless, and dangerous to our existence.

This change to our “Oath of Allegiance” is just another sign that our (P)resident does not care for America in the slightest. In fact, he considers this country an embarrassment and apologizes for us across the globe.

 

More illegal immigrants than unemployed Americans

He has divided us along racial, economic, corporate, and party lines. We do not have an immigration problem, we have an invasion problem. For instance, we now have a greater number of illegal immigrants here in this country than we have unemployed Americans. So who gets the jobs? They do. 

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Let that sink in for a minute. We give the illegal immigrants more benefits and entitlements that we do to our Veterans. Those that fought to preserve this nation and her ideals have become second class citizens.

There is more hatred for this country that even during WWII. At least we had respect from our enemies. Not is this time frame. We still have a chance to straighten our course back to where we should be. We seriously need a new direction. That direction is back to basics.

Our founding fathers’ vision of this country: The Constitution, The Declaration of Independence, our founding documents. They are fairly straight forward and simple to understand. We have lost our way. It’s time to take our country back from those that will continue to destroy it until there is nothing left except a footnote in history.

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