Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Is an oath of allegiance required to become a US citizen?

Today, I attended the swearing in ceremony of a friend of mine, to become a citizen of the United States.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oath_of_Allegiance_%28United_States%29 Most of the applicants happily sung our national anthem The Star Spangled Banner, and, energetically took the Oath of allegiance to the United States. Very disturbingly however, too many failed to sing The Star Spangled Banner, and more importantly, failed to take the Oath. They simply stood there and said nothing. These people were given citizenship rights even though they did not say the Oath. Are they actually citizens? Why are we allowing this?

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