It was back in the 80’s when the judge said, “Please raise your right hand and repeat after me.”
“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.”
I looked around the room and at the faces of the new Americans from Iran, Mexico, Philippines, Russia and elsewhere. None of them looked like that they could “bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law!” They were all poor souls who wanted a US passport!
The funny thing was that earlier on the day the judge asked if anybody had lost their green cards and no longer had it with them. Three hands went up, all Iranians!
So as Ahmadinejad comes to Washington this week and the US Citizens who support the Islamic Republic start beating their chests, they may want to read their Citizenship Oath one more time.
You are either a liar (under the penalty of perjury) or a hypocrite!