When my wife became a naturalized American citizen she swore the following 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.”

I emphasized the part that many people may be thinking of with respect to being American. It has has nothing to do with race and everything to do with the perception of where your allegiance is. I can’t read minds and am not inclined to throw the racist word around but since I don’t dote on every word of any politician I ask, has the said things that call her true faith and allegiance to America and as a Congresswoman to the U.S. Constitution into question? I’m not telling, I don’t know, I’m asking. And without regard to what you think of people questioning that, can you understand how some people could look at it that way without the racist accusation?

Retired and living my golden years in a world full of angry people.

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