by James Rogers
Clash Daily Contributor
While illegal immigration is much in the news and political arguments these days, my concern is with legal immigration. When Ellis Island was the entry point for immigrants from 1892 to 1924, 12 million people came here to become Americans in order to experience the American dream and enjoy our freedoms and opportunities. Through hard work and perseverance, many of them became successful. It didn’t take them more than a generation or two to drop the hyphenation from their nationality and just call themselves Americans because that was what they wanted to be.
The 2014 Muslim Population in the World shows that there are 6.67 million living in the U.S. today; most of them are first generation immigrants. The problem is that Islam is not only a religion but a form of government contrary to the United States Constitution. Everywhere they have settled they have demanded to be treated differently. They say our freedom of religion, Article one of our bill of rights, gives them that privilege. But then their leaders demand that they be allowed to practice sharia law which is not in agreement with the rest of our rights as Americans.
Following is the oath all immigrants must take before becoming citizens of the United States:
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.
“So help me God” is optional and that the words “on oath” can be substituted with “and solemnly affirm”.
If the prospective citizen is unable or unwilling because of “religious training and belief” to promise to bear arms or perform noncombatant military service, they may request to leave out those clauses. In this case, CIS may require supporting documentation from the candidate’s religious organization.
The exact text of the Oath of Citizenship is established only in the form of an administrative regulation promulgated by the executive branch. However, under the Administrative Procedure Act, CIS could theoretically change the text of the oath at any time, so long as the new text reasonably meets the “five principles” mandated by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1953. These principles are:
1. allegiance to the United States Constitution,
2. renunciation of allegiance to any foreign country to which the immigrant has had previous allegiances
3. defense of the Constitution against enemies “foreign and domestic”
4. promise to serve in the United States Armed Forces when required by law (either combat or non-combat)
5. promise to perform civilian duties of “national importance” when required by law
The CIS planned changing the oath of citizenship; the proposed oath is/was as follows.
Solemnly, freely, and without mental reservation, I hereby renounce under oath all allegiance to any foreign state. My fidelity and allegiance from this day forward is to the United States of America. I pledge to support, honor, and be loyal to the United States, its Constitution, and its laws. Where and if lawfully required, I further commit myself to defend the Constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, either by military, noncombatant, or civilian service. This I do solemnly swear, so help me God.
Whether it has been changed was not noted in their website.
Apparently the Muslims have never been required to take this oath and in all probability will not. Our government does not require them to respect our Constitution. According to snopes, Muslims have convinced the city government of Dearborn, Michigan to allow them to practice sharia Law. sharia Law goes against the above pledge “I pledge to support, honor, and be loyal to the United States, its Constitution, and its laws.” Articles one through five above can not be expected to be sworn to by most Muslims living in the United States so why are they considered immigrants?
In all other countries to which they have migrated, they are demanding sharia Law and are living as beggars or on some kind of government assistance. Whether they are living on welfare in the United States I was unable to discover.
In England and Australia, their religion allows them to have up to four wives and an estimated 80% are living off welfare and maintaining a separate home for each wife and her children. It’s against the writings of the Qur’an for them to work and pay taxes to a country that support a military service which may be at war with a Muslim or Islamic nation.
It would please me greatly to have American-Muslims living in communities, going to their Mosques on Friday, praying seven times a day, enjoying all the freedoms we as Americans have spent blood and lives to insure to ourselves; but I can’t help but have my doubts.
James Rogers is retired from 37 years of Newspaper/printing and publishing and has written and edited a lot of copy during those decades. He currently blogs and writes short stories for his entertainment and to keep his mind sharp. James Rogers is retired from 37 years of Newspaper/printing and publishing and has written and edited a lot of copy during those decades. He currently blogs and writes short stories for his entertainment and to keep his mind sharp.