In another step to fundamentally transform America, Barack Obama has now given an exemption to any newly naturalized citizen, who takes the oath of allegiance, to omit the lines requiring them to bear arms, or perform non-combat duties, on behalf of the U.S. when required by law, based on religious belief or conscientious objection.
“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.”
And if that isn’t insulting enough, the objectors do not have to be a member of any church or organization or provide any proof or attestation of these beliefs in order to qualify for exemption.
From the USCIS website:
Reciting the Oath is part of the naturalization process. Candidates for citizenship normally declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces 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. The new guidance clarifies that a candidate:
- May be eligible for modifications based on religious training and belief, or conscientious objection arising from a deeply held moral or ethical code.
- Is not required to belong to a specific church or religion, follow a particular theology or belief, or to have had religious training in order to qualify.
- May submit, but is not required to provide, an attestation from a religious or other type of organization, as well as other evidence to establish eligibility.
This guidance updates Volume 12 of the Policy Manual.
So, does this tick you off? Why become a citizen if you don’t want to defend it, or follow the laws that require you to do so? Maybe we should ask some ISIS aliens that question.
There is something you can do, however, to speak out and hopefully stop this modification. First, share this post, and second, the website has provided a way for you to send your feedback, directly to the agency making the modification.
To provide feedback on this guidance, please visit Policy Manual for Comment no later than August 4, 2015.
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RightWingNews contributed to this post.
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