By Jenn Jacques
Throughout American history, immigrants have worked hard to become naturalized citizens, and the Oath of Allegiance has sworn people into American citizenship for more than 220 years.
After completing the necessary application paperwork, getting photographed, fingerprinted and interviewed and finally being granted citizenship, the final step is to proudly take the Oath of Allegiance, and that last step is one not to be missed or taken lightly.
In part, in addition to swearing allegiance to the United States, people are taking the oath to bear arms on behalf of the United States to defend her against all enemies.
“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 …Read the Rest
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