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A Friend is becoming an American Citizen in a Few Weeks (vanity)
Cyclotic | 11/16/2005 | Cyclotic

Posted on 11/16/2005 1:50:34 PM PST by cyclotic

FRiends,

I just found out that a friend of mine from Switzerland is going to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America next month.

To properly welcome him into our great Republic, I would like to send him a link to this thread with a bunch of Freepers welcoming him to America.

BTW, his name is Ralf (and I spelled that right,)


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: citizenship; naturalization; newamerican
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1 posted on 11/16/2005 1:50:36 PM PST by cyclotic
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To: cyclotic

Big American welcome to Ralf.


2 posted on 11/16/2005 1:53:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (Never a minigun handy when you need one.)
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To: cyclotic

Welcome to America, Ralf. Make yourself at home and G-d bless.


3 posted on 11/16/2005 1:54:16 PM PST by Alexander Rubin (Octavius - You make my heart glad building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: cripplecreek

Welcome to the greatest nation on earth, enjoy, and vote Republican.

Regards


4 posted on 11/16/2005 1:54:53 PM PST by hadnuf
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To: cyclotic

Welcome, Ralf! What part of Switzerland? My family came from Hinwil.


5 posted on 11/16/2005 1:55:40 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (LET ME DIE ON MY FEET IN MY SWAMP, ALEX KOZINSKI FOR SCOTUS)
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To: cyclotic

You can tell your friend, Ralf, that as I read your post, I started to smile, then I sat up a little straighter, and right now I just feel very, very good. Ralf, when you take that oath, we will all feel it in our hearts.


6 posted on 11/16/2005 1:55:57 PM PST by Bahbah (Free Scooter; Tony Schaffer for the US Senate)
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To: cripplecreek

Welcome to the greatest nation on earth Ralf. May God bless you as he has us!


7 posted on 11/16/2005 1:56:28 PM PST by proudmilitarymrs
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To: cyclotic

In exchange, can this cat become Swiss?


8 posted on 11/16/2005 1:56:30 PM PST by Revolting cat! ("in the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: cyclotic

God bless you, Ralf!! Welcome to the family!!


9 posted on 11/16/2005 1:57:11 PM PST by misharu (How to fight the ACLU: G.O.D.gear: www.cafepress.com/usrepublicgear)
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To: cyclotic

Welcome, Ralf. The US is the only country in the world where you can go and become a part of that culture. I could never go to Japan and be considered Japanese, yet a Japanese could come to the US and become an American.


10 posted on 11/16/2005 1:57:18 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: cyclotic
I just found out that a friend of mine from Switzerland is going to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America next month.

Welcome to America, Ralf. We're proud you chose our (now your) country.

P.S. Do you know how I can open up one of those secret Swiss bank accounts I've always heard about? ;^)

11 posted on 11/16/2005 1:58:27 PM PST by DumpsterDiver
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To: cyclotic
My wife made this site just for becoming a new American Citizen
Starts with a flash movie we made
13 posted on 11/16/2005 2:00:30 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: cyclotic

Big welcome to Ralf


14 posted on 11/16/2005 2:00:41 PM PST by Mount Athos
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To: Steve Van Doorn

The site was done as part of her masters project


15 posted on 11/16/2005 2:02:35 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* “I love you guys”)
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To: cyclotic

Ralf

Welcome to this nation. You are a citizen in full same as myself born here.

E Pluribus Unum "Out of Many, One"

I was born an American. You chose to become one.

Congratulations!


16 posted on 11/16/2005 2:03:25 PM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: cyclotic

Welcome Ralf! God bless you and yours!


17 posted on 11/16/2005 2:04:38 PM PST by sneakers
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To: cyclotic

Welcome Ralf, you'll soon in join among Americans helping to keep the USA a great nation.

Blessings!


18 posted on 11/16/2005 2:05:28 PM PST by azhenfud (He who always is looking up seldom finds others' lost change.)
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To: cyclotic

Welcome Aboard our Ship of State, Mate!

It's a wonderful thing to travel to another
country, pursue your dream of a new beginning,
and realize that in your heart you can love
two nations much as a child can love two mothers.

Good Luck!


19 posted on 11/16/2005 2:06:15 PM PST by Grendel9 (uick)
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To: cyclotic

Welcome to America, Ralf!

Cheers.


20 posted on 11/16/2005 2:07:00 PM PST by Prince Charles
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To: cyclotic

Congratulations in advance, Ralf! I look forward to calling you my fellow American!


21 posted on 11/16/2005 2:07:09 PM PST by Nea Wood (A good man leaves an inheritance to his children's children. Proverbs 13:22)
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To: cyclotic

Welcome to America, Ralf.


22 posted on 11/16/2005 2:08:19 PM PST by WasDougsLamb (I refuse to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man.)
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To: cyclotic

Welcome, Ralf, to the greatest country on earth. You will never regret your decision.


23 posted on 11/16/2005 2:08:25 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: AnnaZ

I thought you might be interested in this thread, Anna. :)


24 posted on 11/16/2005 2:09:36 PM PST by proud American in Canada
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To: Steve Van Doorn

Wow! Really cool site! It gave me chills, then it reminded me how lucky I am to be living in the Greatest Country on Earth. Thanks!


25 posted on 11/16/2005 2:10:25 PM PST by FrogInABlender (Never argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: cyclotic

A hearty and sincere welcome, Ralf. We always can use another good citizen. But a friendly forewarning to you: The US does not stay neutral.[humor]


26 posted on 11/16/2005 2:11:14 PM PST by luvbach1 (Near the belly of the beast in San Diego)
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To: cyclotic

Welcome to America. What kind of gun are you going to buy?


27 posted on 11/16/2005 2:12:32 PM PST by VoiceOfBruck (But what does chicken taste like?)
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To: cyclotic

all the best in your new life and your new home ralf but don`t forget us poor beggers you`ve left behind in europe you lucky devil :-)


28 posted on 11/16/2005 2:13:17 PM PST by goldcrest
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To: cyclotic

Congratulations Ralf.You picked a great country. I am sure you understand that the greatness of the United States comes from their freedoms. The overwhelming factor that has built this country from what it was 230 years ago to what it is today has been limited government interference in our lives, our property and our markets.

There are those who were born in this country who daily put all their energies into demolishing the principles that have built this great nation, and the rate at which they are succeeding frightens me.

Once you become a citizen, I hope you will do your duty as a citizen and spend at least a little time fighting to maintain our freedoms by informing others and voting for candidates who believe in reducing the size and scope of the federal government. If we don't turn this nanny state around, then we all might as well be living in France.

And nobody wants to do that, even the Muslims that chose to move there.


29 posted on 11/16/2005 2:14:00 PM PST by SittinYonder (Flea, feather, bird, egg, nest, twig, branch, limb, tree, and the bog down in the valley - o.)
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To: cyclotic
Congratulations, Ralf!
And welcome to America.
30 posted on 11/16/2005 2:15:15 PM PST by jla (Proud Conservative-Purist)
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To: cyclotic

Come on through that Golden Door, Ralf, and welcome to the greatest country in the world.


31 posted on 11/16/2005 2:15:38 PM PST by AnnGora (I'm in a pithy mood. Muth be P M ETH.)
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To: cyclotic
Welcome Ralf and congratulations.

We're proud you have chosen to join us. I'm sure you will help America continue to be a great and free country.
32 posted on 11/16/2005 2:16:02 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: Steve Van Doorn
Starts with a flash movie we made

You did a great job! I especially liked the b/w drawing of the men on the ship pointing to a red-white-and-blue Old Glory.

33 posted on 11/16/2005 2:20:14 PM PST by SittinYonder (Flea, feather, bird, egg, nest, twig, branch, limb, tree, and the bog down in the valley - o.)
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To: jla

Ralfie Boy, welcome! This is one of the best things you could have done for yourself. Please vote Republican.


34 posted on 11/16/2005 2:21:18 PM PST by DogBarkTree
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To: cyclotic

Another soul from the rest of the world is always welcome here, Ralf, as long as you regard yourself as "American" and not "Swiss-American" you are going to be welcomed by every American you meet.

Of course, if you want to be "Swiss-American" then...it is your freedom to choose to be so! (and you will probably STILL be welcomed by every American you meet!)

WELCOME TO AMERICA!


35 posted on 11/16/2005 2:22:21 PM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: cyclotic

Welcome Ralf, I hope you enjoy your new home in the United States and that you prosper.


36 posted on 11/16/2005 2:24:50 PM PST by RJL
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To: cyclotic

Ralf,
Welcome to the greatest opportunity of your life. Add more good than you take and make our country a better place. Never forget where you came from, but remember that you can change where you are going. It's good to be an American.
Regards, Dana


37 posted on 11/16/2005 2:29:26 PM PST by ExpatGator (Progressivism: A polyp on the colon politic.)
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To: cyclotic

What a wonderful day for you, Ralf. It's a very big Happy Birthday...you'll be reborn...an American. There's nothing like it in the whole world. Indescribable. Like a box of fireworks going off inside you. The possibilities...you can be anything, do anything. The only limits are those you set for yourself. Welcome home!


38 posted on 11/16/2005 2:32:17 PM PST by hershey
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To: cyclotic

Welcome to America, Ralf! Warts and all, it's still the greatest country in the world. :)


39 posted on 11/16/2005 2:38:50 PM PST by nodumbblonde
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To: cyclotic

Congratulations, Ralf! Once you've taken the oath, you'll be a full member of what Abraham Lincoln called "the last, best hope of mankind."


40 posted on 11/16/2005 2:43:11 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: cyclotic
Welcome to America Ralf! I am so pleased you have chosen to be here with us.

Whatever may become of your politics, if you could- just for me- when you see the American flag flying above tall buildings and modest homes... when you see her on churches and in huge stadiums, please remember with reverence and awe in you heart, that your new flag flys at the expense of our patriot's blood- those who have come before both of us, and those warriors who are away from home right now.

You and I are a part of something very special and some of us take that very serioulsy- I know you will too.

Have fun Ralf, Ralf the American!


41 posted on 11/16/2005 2:43:13 PM PST by Diva Betsy Ross (Code pink stinks)
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To: cyclotic

Welcome Ralf!! You are another legal immigrant who will make all of us proud. God Bless America!


42 posted on 11/16/2005 2:46:29 PM PST by pbear8 (France is guilty of regicide)
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To: cyclotic
Ralf,

~~~!!!Welcome to the USA!!!~~~

43 posted on 11/16/2005 2:48:48 PM PST by mosquewatch.com
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To: cyclotic

Welcome to America, Ralf! May she give you your heartfelt dreams! No matter where you were born or what your station in life, this country will always open its arms to those who seek to become part of it, and better their lot and the nation's. Every day is a new chance to make your life whatever you want it to be. Welcome home!


44 posted on 11/16/2005 3:11:24 PM PST by 95 Bravo ("Freedom is not free.")
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To: cyclotic

Welcome to this great country which is now yours, Ralf. We are honored to welcome you.


45 posted on 11/16/2005 3:12:26 PM PST by Kimmers
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To: zip; BOBWADE

ping


46 posted on 11/16/2005 3:22:58 PM PST by Mrs Zip
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To: cyclotic

Welcome aboard, Ralf!

I've heard some things about the Swiss people's devotion to self government that were very impressive. I hope you'll help empower more of that atitude here in the USA.


47 posted on 11/16/2005 3:59:08 PM PST by jocon307
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To: cyclotic
Welcome, Ralph.

Those who choose to become United states citizens often have a greater appreciation for our country than those who were born U.S. citizens, who all too often take their citizenship for granted.

With the exception of American Indians (or, to use the politically correct phrase, "Native Americans"), everyone on the fruited plain between the shining seas traces their roots from somewhere else. "My folks" have been here for many generations, but I can still trace my bloodlines to England (large majority), with significant bits, in approximate order, from Bavaria, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and a few other locales. No Swiss, to the best of my knowledge, but it is worthy of note that the first capital of my state was originally a Swiss settlement, as indicated by its name, New Bern.

Glad to have you here!

48 posted on 11/16/2005 4:23:27 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (I've upped my standards! Up yours!)
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To: cyclotic
Ralf, I meant, not Ralph. Sorry about that.

Someday, the otherwise exemplary Free Republic site will have an edit function.

49 posted on 11/16/2005 4:27:52 PM PST by southernnorthcarolina (I've upped my standards! Up yours!)
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To: cyclotic

Welcome to the USA, Ralf. I am honored that you wanted to come here and be a citizen in the Country that I love. Again, welcome.


50 posted on 11/16/2005 4:27:57 PM PST by zip (Remember: DimocRat lies told often enough become truth to 48% of all Americans (NRA))
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