The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has “clarified” requirements for individuals becoming naturalized citizens by stripping out the requirement of defending the United States through military service.
“Effective July 21, 2015, new guidance (PA-2015-001) in the USCIS Policy Manual clarifies the eligibility requirements for modifications to the Oath of Allegiance. Reciting the Oath is part of the naturalization process. Candidates for citizenship normally declare that they will “bear arms on behalf of the United States” and “perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States” when required by the law. A candidate may be eligible to exclude these two clauses based on religious training and belief or a conscientious objection,” an email from USCIS clarifying the requirements states (bolding is mine).
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So, if someone wants to decline to defend their homes and those of their fellow citizens on religious grounds, that’s OK, but if they don’t want to bake a cake for a gay festival, it’s fines, ruin and death threats?
A natural born citizen of the United States may also avoid an obligation to bear arms on behalf of the United States or to perform noncombatant service in the armed force of the United States based on religious training and belief or a conscientious objection.
The Oath of Allegiance previously required a prospective citizen to swear to do something that the law might not require of a citizen under certain defined circumstances. Any oath that is to be taken with complete seriousness should not contain such a flaw.
@Greg: But why allow someone an exemption for personal reasons for one thing but deny it (refusing to bake cakes, provide birth control) for others?
OH, that’s right; laws don’t matter to liberals. They get to manipulate them for whatever ideological reason they like.
I see. So illegals need not prove they really care for this country.