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One of America's Newest Americans
Vanity | June 26 2003 | Justice

Posted on 06/26/2003 6:44:51 PM PDT by Justice

Yesterday, June 25th, 2003, I was sworn in as an American citizen. I have held a US green card since 1989 and I started the process to become a citizen last September. It feels great to finally become a full fledged, Red, White and Blue US citizen.

The Oath of Allegiance

"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."

I gladly renounced my former Canadian citizenship and am grateful to become a citizen of the greatest country on earth!!

Pledge of Allegiance

I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

My wife (natural born in the US) and I have been living in Hawaii for the last 8 1/2 years running our own small family business. I am excited about the prospects of participating in upcoming elections for the first time. It drove me crazy during the Clinton years not to be able to cast my vote against him.

This will be a very special 4th of July celebration for me this year.


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1 posted on 06/26/2003 6:44:52 PM PDT by Justice
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To: Justice
Congratulations!
2 posted on 06/26/2003 6:46:37 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Justice
Congratulations, and welcome home!
3 posted on 06/26/2003 6:47:09 PM PDT by TrebleRebel
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To: Justice
Congratulations! And welcome aboard the greatest country in the world.
4 posted on 06/26/2003 6:47:16 PM PDT by Pure Country
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To: BlessedBeGod
Thanks You Very Much!!
5 posted on 06/26/2003 6:47:18 PM PDT by Justice
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To: Justice
Thanks = Thank
6 posted on 06/26/2003 6:48:04 PM PDT by Justice
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To: Justice
Congratulations! What a neat thread for the evening!
7 posted on 06/26/2003 6:49:35 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: MeeknMing
Thought you would enjoy reading this -- new American citizen who is a Freeper!
8 posted on 06/26/2003 6:50:30 PM PDT by PhiKapMom (Bush Cheney '04 - VICTORY IN '04 -- $4 for '04 - www.GeorgeWBush.com/donate/)
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To: Justice
Congratulations and many welcomes. We need people like you in our country.
9 posted on 06/26/2003 6:50:48 PM PDT by mlmr (The chickens always come home to roost........unless they are eaten by the racoons.)
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To: Justice
Congratulations, fellow American!
10 posted on 06/26/2003 6:51:17 PM PDT by skr
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To: Justice
Awesome! I feel some tears of happiness coming on. Congratulations, my fellow American! God bless.
11 posted on 06/26/2003 6:51:19 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Justice
Welcome to the bunch !
Congratulations ! And you did it legally !
12 posted on 06/26/2003 6:53:59 PM PDT by smokeyb
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To: Justice
My grandparents immigrated from Canada in the twenties, and became citizens during the thirties. They were extremely patriotic and loved this country. Welcome! I hope you will love America as much as they did.
13 posted on 06/26/2003 6:54:08 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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To: Justice
A Daughter of the American Revolution, here....

CONGRATULATIONS and BEST WISHES for a prosperous and happy future!!!

14 posted on 06/26/2003 6:55:04 PM PDT by crazykatz
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To: Justice




Congratulations!

With all its problems,
it's still greatest Nation to live in.

15 posted on 06/26/2003 6:58:31 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Justice
bttt

Congratulations, my FRiend.

16 posted on 06/26/2003 7:00:22 PM PDT by perfect stranger (You can't ping a user that doesn't exist.)
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To: Justice
Congratulations and welcome. I find it a shame that new Americans almost universally value their country and its ideals so much more than many of those born into it.
17 posted on 06/26/2003 7:03:19 PM PDT by blanknoone
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To: Justice
Congratulations!!!
18 posted on 06/26/2003 7:03:27 PM PDT by 4mycountry (Japanese drain pipe is so tiny, please don't flush too much toilet papers.)
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To: Justice
What a wonderful post! Welcome fellow citizen!
19 posted on 06/26/2003 7:05:18 PM PDT by Rabid Dog
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To: Justice
Congratulations! I am proud to call you my fellow countryman. We are glad to have you here!
20 posted on 06/26/2003 7:05:19 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: Bernard Marx; pacpam; hoppity; MayflowerMadam; capitan_refugio; Kviteseid; Val E. Girl; jeni; ...
Bump for a very neat post!
21 posted on 06/26/2003 7:08:30 PM PDT by Rabid Dog
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To: Justice
And we are proud to welcome brand new Americans such as your self. Welcome home "Our fellow American."

Now welcome me to Free Republic-I see you signed up six months ahead of me.





22 posted on 06/26/2003 7:12:19 PM PDT by F.J. Mitchell ( Would someone please tell the North Carolina Legislature thatCain did not slay Abel with a firearm.)
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To: Justice
Welcome aboard!
23 posted on 06/26/2003 7:13:47 PM PDT by LibKill (MOAB, the greatest advance in Foreign Relations since the cat-o'-nine-tails!)
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To: Justice
Congratulations to you and your wife. I am happy for the both of you.
24 posted on 06/26/2003 7:14:18 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: blanknoone
My mother, a first generation American, heard a recent statistic that said the most patriotic group of Americans, are those that are raised as the first generation born in America. I think this might be because the children of immigrants learn on a continuous basis that their parents sacrificed and chose to come to America, where life could be better, and freedom would help them prosper.
25 posted on 06/26/2003 7:15:20 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife (Lurking since 2000.)
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To: Justice
Congratulations my fellow American, Welcome to this thing we call America, it's not a place or property we claim as our own. It is an idea that we hold dear called liberty, we all share in the belief that everyone is entitled to it and we are willing to sacrifice blood and treasure for those who don't

God Bless America

26 posted on 06/26/2003 7:15:35 PM PDT by MJY1288 (The Gifted One is Clueless)
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To: Justice
Yanktified and Sanctified, as my Canadan Relitives say when another of them Swears To Uphold The Constitution, Freedom ain't FRee. God Bless You, defend FReedom.
27 posted on 06/26/2003 7:18:53 PM PDT by Little Bill (No Rats, A.N.S.W.E.R (WWP) is a commie front!!!!,)
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To: Justice
C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

And a happy INDEPENDENCE DAY to you!


28 posted on 06/26/2003 7:20:45 PM PDT by arasina (America: STILL the BEST! Offering Freedom, Justice and The Pursuit of Happiness Since 1776)
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To: Justice
Well come! And no damned hyphens, either! You hear?
29 posted on 06/26/2003 7:24:17 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Even if the government took all your earnings, you wouldn’t be, in its eyes, a slave.)
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To: Justice
Welcome, my friend...

Please use your new vote to help us save the republic...
30 posted on 06/26/2003 7:24:42 PM PDT by krb (the statement on the other side of this tagline is false)
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To: JohnHuang2
John, How about a Welcome to America "Mega Ping" for "justice"

Thanks in advance

31 posted on 06/26/2003 7:36:06 PM PDT by MJY1288 (The Gifted One is Clueless)
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To: MJY1288
Hey, why not? ;)
32 posted on 06/26/2003 7:36:52 PM PDT by JohnHuang2 (God bless the men and women of our military)
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To: Justice
Welcome, fellow American!
33 posted on 06/26/2003 7:37:28 PM PDT by JohnHuang2 (God bless the men and women of our military)
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34 posted on 06/26/2003 7:37:52 PM PDT by JohnHuang2 (God bless the men and women of our military)
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To: Justice
Congratulations and Welcome.
35 posted on 06/26/2003 7:38:05 PM PDT by Militiaman7
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To: Justice
I gladly renounced my former Canadian citizenship and am grateful to become a citizen of the greatest country on earth!!

Welcome aboard, and thanks for making the total commitment.


36 posted on 06/26/2003 7:44:50 PM PDT by Sabertooth
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To: Justice
Congratulations!! Proud to call you a fellow American.

Happy July 4th to you!

37 posted on 06/26/2003 7:53:22 PM PDT by LADY J
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To: Justice; JohnHuang2
Welcome Justice! What a great day for AMERICA too! Glad you're here.

JohnHuang2: Thanks so much for the ping.
38 posted on 06/26/2003 7:58:17 PM PDT by amom
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To: Justice
Let me add my own congratulations and welcome! God bless you!
39 posted on 06/26/2003 7:58:51 PM PDT by Nea Wood ("If a President of the United States ever lied to the American people, he should resign." -- Bubba)
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To: Justice
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!

A special America One salute to you sir!


40 posted on 06/26/2003 7:59:02 PM PDT by abner (www.usflagballoon.com<<<----- Shameless plug)
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To: amom
More than welcome, friend :)
41 posted on 06/26/2003 8:03:53 PM PDT by JohnHuang2 (God bless the men and women of our military)
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To: Justice; JohnHuang2
Congratulations and welcome aboard, Justice!

Thanks for the heads up, JohnHuang2!

42 posted on 06/26/2003 8:06:14 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: Alamo-Girl
Welcome :)
43 posted on 06/26/2003 8:08:01 PM PDT by JohnHuang2 (God bless the men and women of our military)
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To: Justice
Welcome!
44 posted on 06/26/2003 8:12:08 PM PDT by Im Your Huckleberry
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To: Justice
Hooray at least someone has to learn about the Constitution before they can vote.
45 posted on 06/26/2003 8:13:28 PM PDT by Rodsomnia
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To: Justice
Congratulations. Get some hardware now and prepare for the last stand of civilization.
46 posted on 06/26/2003 8:13:51 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (Defund NPR, PBS and the LSC.)
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To: Justice
Welcome to the great experiment - the first nation founded on an idea. Congratulations on being an official part of it!
47 posted on 06/26/2003 8:16:55 PM PDT by July 4th
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To: Justice
God bless you, Justice! We are proud you are an American, and we gladly call you brother!
48 posted on 06/26/2003 9:03:30 PM PDT by dandelion
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To: BlessedBeGod; TrebleRebel; Pure Country; PhiKapMom; mlmr; skr; GOP_Lady; smokeyb; Pan_Yans Wife; ...
Many many thanks for all of your heartwarming messages of congratulations and welcome.

Oh and F.J. Mitchell welcome to Free Republic. ; )

49 posted on 06/26/2003 9:19:04 PM PDT by Justice
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To: Justice
Congratulations on becoming a fellow citizen, with all the rights and privileges thereof. I'm proud to call you a brother, and an equal under the law.

May God bless you, and God bless America.

50 posted on 06/26/2003 9:21:26 PM PDT by scott7278 ("If I'm not back by dawn -- call the president.")
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