Skip to comments.A Friend is becoming an American Citizen in a Few Weeks (vanity)
Posted on 11/16/2005 1:50:34 PM PST by 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.
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,)
Big American welcome to Ralf.
Welcome to America, Ralf. Make yourself at home and G-d bless.
Welcome to the greatest nation on earth, enjoy, and vote Republican.
Welcome, Ralf! What part of Switzerland? My family came from Hinwil.
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.
Welcome to the greatest nation on earth Ralf. May God bless you as he has us!
In exchange, can this cat become Swiss?
God bless you, Ralf!! Welcome to the family!!
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.
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? ;^)
Big welcome to Ralf
The site was done as part of her masters project
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.
Welcome Ralf! God bless you and yours!
Welcome Ralf, you'll soon in join among Americans helping to keep the USA a great nation.
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.
Welcome to America, Ralf!
Congratulations in advance, Ralf! I look forward to calling you my fellow American!
Welcome to America, Ralf.
Welcome, Ralf, to the greatest country on earth. You will never regret your decision.
I thought you might be interested in this thread, Anna. :)
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!
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]
Welcome to America. What kind of gun are you going to buy?
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 :-)
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.
Come on through that Golden Door, Ralf, and welcome to the greatest country in the world.
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.
Ralfie Boy, welcome! This is one of the best things you could have done for yourself. Please vote Republican.
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!
Welcome Ralf, I hope you enjoy your new home in the United States and that you prosper.
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.
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!
Welcome to America, Ralf! Warts and all, it's still the greatest country in the world. :)
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."
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!
Welcome Ralf!! You are another legal immigrant who will make all of us proud. God Bless America!
~~~!!!Welcome to the USA!!!~~~
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!
Welcome to this great country which is now yours, Ralf. We are honored to welcome you.
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.
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!
Someday, the otherwise exemplary Free Republic site will have an edit function.
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.
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