Received this email the other day
It's definitely worth the read! It, too has some questionable language - either version! Just what DO they mean? Candie
and me have recently been discussing the meaning of "United States" and "United States of America" - or - as properly capitalized "united States of America". Hmmm truly a mind twist some days when trying to get to the REAL meanings of these terms! BUT, if the meaning of the terms "United States" and "United States of America" are the same as one might tend to believe, then why is there a distinct mention of both for different reasons within these two oaths? Read through the email and then go to the link and read the oaths. Am I the only one who finds this distinction? And even though this is set up to citizenship is absolutlely legitimate, it'd be scary for me if I had to take either oath! I sure am thankful I am a natural born citizen sovereign!
Date sent: Wed, 08 Oct 2003 13:22:41 -0700
Subject: [ALERT] Support the Oath of Allegiance
To: Jim Paulson
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This CONSERVATIVE ALERT prepared for Jim Paulson:
ISSUE: Leave it to bureaucrats to try and mess up another
important American institution. This time, it's the Oath
of Allegiance to the United States.
Parts of the current Oath of Allegiance, which is taken
by immigrants at citizenship ceremonies, date back to
1790. The Oath of Allegiance was adopted into federal
regulation in 1929 and took its present form in the 1950s.
The contents of the Oath are not specified by law, so it
can currently be changed without the approval of Congress.
The Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (BCIS)
proposed changes to the Oath of Allegiance that were to
take effect on September 17, 2003, which is citizenship
day and the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.
Fortunately, as a result of much public backlash, the
BCIS postponed the enactment of these changes.
The proposed changes to the Oath substantially weaken the
charge to uphold and be faithful to the Constitution and
the laws of the United States. As we continue to welcome
legal immigrants to our country and fight the war on
terror, we need a forceful and uncompromising Oath of
In response, Congressman Jim Ryun (R-KS) and Senator Lamar
Alexander (R-TN) recently introduced legislation (HR 3191
and S 1628) that would establish the current Oath of
Allegiance as federal law, and give it the same protection
as the American Flag, Pledge of Allegiance, and the
National Anthem. We need to urge action on those bills
ACTION ITEM: In the first five months of this fiscal
year, close to 167,000 immigrants took the oath and were
naturalized as citizens of this country. "It is quite an
oath," Sen. Alexander said. "It has strength. It has clarity.
Sounds like it might have been written by some rowdy
patriots in Philadelphia or Williamsburg."
Surprisingly, Congress has never voted on the content of
this oath. We have left it to federal regulators. It's TIME
to protect it! Go to our site below to send a FREE editable,
pre-written message to your Representative and Senators,
urging them to support HR 3191 and S 1628, "To prescribe
the oath of renunciation and allegiance for purposes of
the Immigration and Nationality Act":
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forward this e-mail to everyone you know who wants to
give the Oath of Allegiance the same respect and protection
as our other national symbols like the American Flag,
National Anthem, and the Pledge of Allegiance. Thank you!
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