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    • idlegossip
    • 11.10.10 | 18:37 (IST)

    In the United States all naturalized citizens must make the following oath: 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. My understanding of the new Israeli loyalty oath is that only non-Jewish citizens will be required to take it. Such a policy is not consistent with a pluralistic democratic republic. But who said Israel is a democracy?

    from the article: Loyalty oath is not about Arabs, it’s about hatred of liberal values
    First published 12:58 11.10.10 | Last updated 12:58 11.10.10
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