Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Congratulations


Our good blogging budy Jean Valjean writes in the comments:

Yesterday, I recited this 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.”

The next words I heard: “Congratulations and welcome - You are now a Citizen of the United States of America

Congratulations.

20 comments:

Jean ValJean said...

First of all, I want to thank you for the nice post.

Also, thanks to all the followers and contributors in this blog, who have shared their wisdom, opinions, and snark.

I've learned much from you. I hope to continue learning and in time pay some back.

Northern Renter said...

Snort!

Traitor to the crown! Off with his head!


NR (idly humming Oh Canada)

Northern Renter said...

You'd think I could at least correctly spell "O Canada"? But no.

NR

w said...

Very cool Jean.

I assume you were Canadian. Why did you want to become American? Was it to take a more visceral joy in watching our war movies?

Jean ValJean said...

Not Canadian, actually.

Mexican.

Rob Dawg said...

Canadian/Mexican what's the difference? [ducks]

Making reservations for Montreal tomorrow for 14-16 June. Suggestions welcome.

Jean ValJean said...

You're right, Dawg: Neither one of us knows how to spell "Oh Canada".

Rob Dawg said...

Don't look at me, that was Northern Renter. In other words; "Blame Canada!"

tj and the bear said...
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tj and the bear said...

support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic

Jean,

You do realize that reciting this passage now obligates you to show up for Rob's militia meeting? Since you're new you'll have to bring the beer AND the practice ammo.

NHSteph said...

Since you're new you'll have to bring the beer AND the practice ammo.Wow, you can find ammo?

(Welcome, Monsieur le Mayor)

Rob Dawg said...

Yes, Jean needs to bring the beer but being the "new guy" he also gets to use the thermite to light the BBQ pit.

Jean ValJean said...

Oooh...
Explosives! Sweet!

Rob Dawg said...

I always suspected you were one of "us."

Jean ValJean said...

I'm not going to have to wear funny underwear, am I?

Rob Dawg said...

That depends. Funny "ha ha" or funny "strange?"

Jean ValJean said...

Just nothing with "glow-in-the-dark" symbols.

Earl said...

Congratulations on becoming a citizen of the world's newest third-world, developing country! ;-p

Jean ValJean said...

Thank you!

I think.

w said...

Great thread!