Obama Takes Pledge to Defend the USA Out of Oath of Allegiance for New Citizens

-By Warner Todd Huston

Obama has decided that newly naturalized Americans will no longer have to pledge to defend the USA against enemies. So, he’s taken out the part of the pledge requiring new citizens to bear arms on behalf of the United States or perform noncombatant duties in the armed forces in times of war.

This month Obama’s U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ruled that effective on July 21 of this year, candidates for naturalization will be able to skip the services clause while taking the oath to become Americans.

So that means that in an age when people are streaming here to pretend to become Americans in order to commit acts of terror, now Obama won’t even ask them to mouth the words that as newly minted citizens they will defend the USA against foreign enemies.

The current 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.”

Notice what is at the end of that oath? Will Obama next move to end the “so help me God” part of the oath? You can bet on it.

But that is nothing compared to the fact that Obama is now giving succor to enemies of the USA by allowing pretenders to come here and now won’t even have to mouth the words that they will come to the defense of the USA.

I guess Obama felt that the millions of Muslims he’s importing into the country would feel uncomfortable pledging that they would defend the USA?

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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing news, opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that wrote articles on U.S. history for several American history magazines. Huston is a featured writer for Andrew Breitbart’s Breitbart News, and he appears on such sites as RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, Wizbang.com, and many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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