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Inside the Beltway
What better day than the Fourth of July for immigrants to take the oath of allegiance to become Americans?
Now, with input from former attorney general Edwin Meese III, a congressman wants the newest class of Americans to renounce terrorism in the process of being administered the oath.
Rep. Jim Ryun, Kansas Republican, has introduced legislation to amend the Oath of Renunciation and Allegiance so that it is “readable and understandable” for immigrants and ensures they “renounce any ties to a terrorist organization.”
The proposed language for the new oath:
“I entirely renounce all allegiance to any foreign state or power of which I have been a subject or citizen.
“My fidelity and allegiance from this day forward are to the United States of America.
“I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution and laws of the United States, and will support and defend them against all enemies, foreign and domestic.
“I will bear arms, or perform noncombatant duty or civilian service, on behalf of the United States, when required by law.
“This I solemnly swear, so help me God.”
Mauro E. Mujica, chairman of Washington-based U.S. English Inc., weighs in after a Riverside, Calif., crane operator sued the state of California claiming his rights are being violated because he is not allowed to take his safety certification in Spanish.
According to press accounts, Tom Ledesma failed his mobile crane certification test in English on May 14, and is now asking the state to cease issuing crane-operating certificates until a Spanish test is offered.
“The claim that immigrants have a constitutional right to operate heavy machinery without understanding the English language is absolutely breathtaking,” says Mr. Mujica, himself an immigrant from South America. “While California may choose to offer certain services in foreign languages, that does not mean that the state has an obligation to do so, particularly where lives and limbs are at stake.”
By Andrew P. Napolitano
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