Jacksonville Jaguars v. Washington Racists “Week 15 action” news. What will be remembered from this day? Only these words:
“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;”
—Words being spoken by 65 persons from 38 different countries at the halftime of the Jacksonville Jaguars game—
“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;”
—A naturalization ceremony, performed under the eyes of Jaxon de Ville, and thousands of fans in teal; the day that these 65 persons became U.S. citizens; a day that they will remember fondly all their lives, long after questions of “who is the quarter back” or “what score” are forgotten—
“and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.”
—Words proudly stated by people who were formerly citizens of
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA
but now are citizens of Jacksonville, by law.
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