In an action which is completely consistent with Obama’s lawlessness and his continuing efforts to weaken America, Obama has ordered that the pledge taken by new naturalized US citizens be watered down. Obama has loosened the requirements and relieved immigrants of their obligation to swear an oath to defend the United States.
Just like the rest of his immigration policy, Obama is favoring non-citizens over citizens, something Obama has done consistently since the world apology tour at the beginning of his administration. Despite the insanity which is pervasive throughout Obama’s immigration policy, US Citizenship and Immigration Services said Tuesday that it will no longer require new, incoming US 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.
Those lines are in the present Oath of Allegiance that people recite as they become US 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.
Think about the irony of this. Obama says that immigrants who become naturalized citizens will no longer have to pledge to defend the US due to their religious beliefs, but he’ll persecute the shit out of American citizens who refuse to bake a wedding cake due to their deeply held religious beliefs.
The immigration agencies said people don’t have to belong to a specific religion or church to use this exemption, and may attest to US officials administering the oath that they have these beliefs. 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.”
I’m sure I’ll be called a racist for this question, but why allow new citizens to skip pledge to defend US? I guess Obama just doesn’t want to encourage immigrants who will love and defend the United States. He would clearly prefer new citizens who are more like him.