He said he went to Germany as a refugee and while he was treated well, he was treated like a refugee. Then he went to Canada, and again he was treated with kindness, but as a refugee. But then, he said with tears streaming down his face, he said he came to America and was treated not like a refugee, but like an American.
To see how grateful this man, and my friend, were to be U.S. citizens. To partake in the greatest political experiment in the history of the world reminded me what a unique and truly awesome experience it is to be an American. To live the American dream where neither class or birth can keep anyone from pursuing their happiness.
I hope eveybody takes the time to go see these great people take an oath that few of us take because we were privileged to be born in this land. An oath people have taken since the Revolutionary War. It gave me an deeper appreciation for my forefathers who came to give me a better life, and to God, our Heavenly Father, to provide a land for those who cling to liberty and self-governing.
"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."
-Think men, think!