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Why Does Country Need New Citizens Who Won’t Defend It?

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Why is it in our interests to recognize citizenship for foreigners who will not “provide for the common defence”? — Photo: USCIS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has announced a change in policy regarding the oath taken by naturalization candidates:  They will no longer be required “to declare that they will ‘bear arms on behalf of the United States’ and ‘perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States.’”

Exclusion on religious and moral grounds has its roots in the Founding era, some will point out.

“After the Declaration of Independence, a number of state constitutions specifically recognized the rights of conscientious objectors,” the book Congressional Protection of Religious Liberty documents. “The 1776 Pennsylvania constitution provided: ‘Nor can any man who is conscientiously scrupulous of bearing arms, be justly compelled thereto…’”

Likewise, the constitutions of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine provided similar exemptions. Those were practical recognition concessions concerning people and faiths that were already established at the time.

Still, this latest move by the Obama administration  leaves open some questions.

The preamble to the Constitution includes a handful of specific limited purposes for forming a national government that are often intentionally overlooked by those counting on the rest of us being neither informed nor on guard. Among the justifications for states ceding power to the federal arrangement: “provide for the common defence … and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”

Why is it in our interests to recognize citizenship for foreigners who will not “provide for the common defence”?  The Constitution was written for us, so it seems fair to ask: What’s in it for us? What’s in it for our Posterity?

It’s also fair to ask, since the whole government ostensibly was set up for us, why such a change was made without consulting us beforehand through our representatives, and asking how we felt about it? For an administration that makes such a big deal out of trying to con people into thinking we live in a “democracy,” why have the representatives of the people been bypassed on such a potentially revealing litmus test of sincerity?

With problems experienced with some foreign nationals let into this country without proper vetting and without ascertaining how their admission further secures the Blessings of Liberty, it’s also fair to wonder how many oaths are just part of a ritual needed to mask hostile loyalties.

While the USCIS policy went into effect July 21, there is still time to provide inputs, including protests, assuming you, as an Oath Keeper, have objections to this change and would like to make your views known. You have a little over a week to do that, by sending your inputs, per the Policy Manual Comment process, to  ope.feedback@uscis.dhs.gov. The only thing I would add, assuming your Congressman and Senators are not total wastes of time, is to include them on your correspondence.

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DavidC

David Codrea blogs at The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance (WarOnGuns.com), and is a field editor/columnist for GUNS Magazine. Named “Journalist of the Year” in 2011 by the Second Amendment Foundation for his groundbreaking work on the “Fast and Furious” ATF “gunwalking” scandal, he is a frequent event speaker and guest on national radio and television programs.

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19 comments

    1. The communist muslim in the White House clearly stated, “One of the paths to citizenship is through serving in our military”.

      He also said, “We need an internal police force that is as well funded as our military”.

      He also said, “We are cutting our military by 44,000 people”.

      These illegal Obama imports will be 100% dedicated to the muslim in the White House and NOT to the American people, as he is the one that brought them from the extremely poor conditions of dictatorships and now provides them 3 meals a day and a pay check and the American people were the ones responsible for the poverty they came from. Indoctrination 101.

  1. TREASON….!!!!!! Pure and simple. But what else have we come to expect from these posers…???

    1. We already have had traitors who will put on the Uniform, get three Purple Hearts to get out and than use their past history of serving our Country to speak out against our Country. I am speaking about John Kerry who latter accused our veterans of being Criminals while our Soldiers had still been in Vietnam defending our Country. We have Mitt Romney and his Sons who have taken up their Religion in place of serving their Country. People like Gov. Rick Perry that went to College to avoid the draft and then went into the Air Force to be trained as a Pilot from 1972-to-1974 just in time to graduate to miss the War. We have President Jimmy Carter who gave all of these Draft Dodgers Amnesty to come back with their fancy degrees to be in charge of our Vets who served and would take a low level position because they did not go to College while the Vietnam war was on and now had PTSD , Agent Orange and all other kinds of disabilities which prevented them from gainful employment.

  2. Wrong! NOT what else have we come to expect. It is what else do we accept and just talk about it? Damn, what happened to understanding that; ‘You Reap What You Sew’. Either change it or stop complaining.

    1. “Either change it or stop complaining.”

      I can relate to your frustration, but to constitutionally remove all those that serve within our governments in pretty much every department will take the Militias. They are the ONLY lawfully and Constitutionally assigned force that has as its duties to:

      — Enforce the US Constitution (Supreme LAW) and each state’s Constitution (Highest law of the state except where it conflicts with the US Constitution),
      — Enforce and keep the “Laws of the Union” (which are constitutional laws ONLY),
      — Protect the country against all enemies both domestic and foreign, and
      — “to suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions”.

      (My Opinion here – >) That is why those who serve within our governments are/and have been for years, going after the vets.

      (Fact) THEY are the “well regulated Militia” required by the US Constitution. They are the only ones who can still constitutionally TRAIN the people to be the “well regulated Militia” even though those who serve within the state and general governments ignore their duties and go against even the things FORBIDDEN TO THEM in writing. Yes, even though they are committing Treason openly.

      Read the US Constitutional requirements and the duties assigned to those who serve within our governments to the people’s Militias.

      Constitution of the United States of America, Second Amendment: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. (< Forbidden to those who serve within our governments)

      Preamble to the US Constitution: "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."

      The Preamble to the US Constitution says who is responsible for doing certain things within our nation. Those things are to be done to “form a more perfect Union”.

      “We the People of the United States”, NOT "we those who serve within the state or general governments", are to:
      – “establish Justice”
      – “insure domestic Tranquility”
      – “provide for the common defence”
      – “promote the general Welfare”
      – “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity”

      US Constitution, Article I, Section. 8, Clause 11: “To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water”.

      Letters of Marque and Reprisal is using private citizens in their own privately owned crafts to defend the USA and her people, this is using the Militia.

      Clause 15: “To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel invasions.

      Clause 16: “To provide for organizing, ARMING, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress”.

      As always, what happens is up to us. So you need to join the Militia or start creating one. It is the lawful way to remove all the domestic enemies and the Traitors for prosecution, because when those that serve within our governments so anything that is outside of, forbidden by, etc the US Constitution, they are VIOLATING the Supreme LAW of OUR nation that governs delegated political powers. When those that serve within our governments abuses its powers—it then is not only our right, but it is our DUTY of the people to stop those abuses.

      We know this because of the unanimous Declaration in this line, “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

      Stay Safe Everyone!

      God Bless!!

      Molon Labe!!

      If there were never intended to be action to defend the Constitution from those who are domestically attempting to destroy its power and authority, why would each Oath require it of those who take the Oaths?

      Chief Tecumseh’s wisdom: “When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

    2. I do NOT accept this nor did I sew it. I write letters and E-mails all the time and I will complain all I want or as necessary. If YOU have not come to EXPECT this kind of behavior from the current corrupt government, then your head is too far buried in the sand to save yourself.
      You have insulted me sir and it was not necessary, especially where you do not know me.
      I would say it was a nice try at a shot in the dark but you MISSED miserably.

      I wish nothing but the best for you and yours…God save our republic…!!!!

  3. The new oath should be entitled…”Free Loaders Oath”. If you aren’t willing to go in harm’s way to defend this country, then you are a free loader.

  4. None of what those who serve within our governments have done since (at least) Bush 1 is lawful and binding on the USA and the American people. They all broke the contract which negated their authority vested by the US Constitution.

    “Legislators have their authority measured by the Constitution, they are chosen to do what it permits, and NOTHING MORE, and they take solemn oath to obey and support it. . . To pass an act when they are in doubt whether it does or does not violate the Constitution is to treat as of no force the most imperative obligations any person can assume.” Judge Thomas M. Cooley

    Dr. Edwin Vieira: “This has nothing to do with personalities or subjective ideas. It’s a matter of what the Constitution provides…

    The government of the United States has never violated anyone’s constitutional rights…
    The government of the United States will never violate anyone constitutional rights, because it cannot violate anyone’s constitutional rights.

    The reason for that is: The government of the United States is that set of actions by public officials that are consistent with the Constitution. Outside of its constitutional powers, the government of the United States has no legitimacy. It has no authority; and, it really even has no existence. It is what lawyers call a legal fiction.

    … the famous case Norton v. Shelby County… The Court said: “An unconstitutional act is not a law; it confers no rights; it imposes no duties. It is, in legal contemplation, as inoperative as though it had never been passed.”

    And that applies to any (and all) governmental action outside of the Constitution…”
    What are the defining characteristics of a limited government? They are its disabilities; what it does not have legal authority to do. Look at the First Amendment… What does it do? It guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion. But how does it do that? I quote: “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press” etcetera. “Congress shall make no law;” that’s a statement of an absence of power. That’s a statement of a disability.” (end quote)

    Unfortunately tracking all those poor people who were conned, who will have to subsequently need to have come into our nation LAWFULLY. They must live in a state for two years and show that they are good citizens, and they MUST LEARN English.

  5. CAL…..Are you sure you are not my ancestor Ben Franklin reincarnated…???? How do you keep all this awesome stuff in your head…??? Kudos to you my friend…!!!

  6. This is just my personal opinion, but I suspect they know that they have smuggled in a lot of people who hate us, and who would have some scruples about saying that they would bear arms in our defense when they are really here to get to purchase weapons legally that they will then use AGAINST us.

  7. They are a new horde of voters to vote FOR the socialist “change in America”! By the time 2016 gets here there will barely be a “red” state left on the map. I read Virginia is tipping now and Florida soon. Even if they are “technically” not allowed to vote, all you need to register to vote is a drivers license and a socialist security number, oh, sorry, I mean a social security number. The Obama administration is providing them with BOTH! Organizations like ACORN and MOVEON.ORG will be providing registration forms and instructing to register democrat and vote the party line. THERE ARE NO SCRUPLES IN A SOCIALIST TAKEOVER OF A COUNTRY!!!

  8. David Codrea asks: “Why Does Country Need New Citizens Who Won’t Defend It?

    The MORE important question is: WHY is David Codrea asking such an inanely self-righteous question? From my perspective it reeks with the odor of sanctimonious posturing.

    First of all, how can we be certain that these individuals won’t change their minds Let’s NOT forget
    that MANY of these folks have been treated as canon fodder and expendable resources, by the gov’ts
    of the nations from which they came.

    Further, why should immigrant citizens be held to a higher standard then those of us who came before them. This discussion is nothing more than an exercise in ethnocentricity.

    1. Cannot agree with you – I teach tons of immigrant students – early American History and American LIt – I have surveyed many students – and the stats are like 1 out of 30 would fight for this country – very, very disgusting statistic

  9. “The only thing I would add, assuming your Congressman and Senators are not total wastes of time, is to include them on your correspondence.”

    I think trying to stay engaged with current political events is absolutely important, but IMHO I also recognize that for all our writing to the traitors within, it will maybe buy a little time. Whatever is going to happen is going to happen, like it or not. We have gotten to the point where all these political scum-buckets just wipe their rears with all our letters & e-mails. I would not hesitate to say that all of them are a total waste of time, they are just playing us for fools within their sick and dangerous game. We all know what their end game is…the seriousness of the matter has not come into full manifestation. We need to stay focused on all counts, where it counts. Semper Fi brothers & sisters!

  10. I Have finally figured out the reason for JADE HELM 15.

    BUSH,CLINTON ,OBAMA ALL SIGNED UN AGENDA 21. WHICH TAKES AWAY OUR SOVEREIGNTY. AGENDA 21 IS THE NEW WORLD ORDER. THE UNITED STATES IS NO LONGER A SOVEREIGN NATION.

    WE ARE GOVERNED BY THE NEW WORLD ORDER GOVERNMENT. UNITED NATION’S. WE ARE NO LONGER PROTECTED BY OUT CONSTITUTION.

    THE UN IS IN THE U.S BECAUSE THEY ARE THE NEW WORLD ORDER ‘S MILITARY FORCE.

    WEB SEARCH AGENDA 21. BEING PUT IN PLACE BY PRESIDENTIAL EXECUTIVE ORDER.

    AMERICA CITIZENS NEED TO TO TALK TO YOUR CONGRESSMEN OR SENATOR TO STOP AGENDA 21. EVEN IF IT MEANS IMPEACHING OUR PRESIDENT. ALSO TO GET THE UNITED STATES OUT OF THE UNITED NATION’S TREATIES .

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