Five days before the 2008 election, candidate Barack Obama told an enthusiastic crowd of supporters, “We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America.” Those prophetic words have been realized over the last eight years in more ways than one. The latest example is a judge he appointed in Washington who removed “so help me God” from the end of the naturalization oath for new citizens.
The above video shows Chief Judge Beryl A. Howell swearing in the new batch of Americans with the official oath yet omitting the last four 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; 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."
According to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website, current law allows for only one exemption in the oath, that of citing religious objections to bearing arms or performing noncombatant service to the nation. There is nothing that indicates any line of the oath can be removed and still be valid under the law.
National Review shared this video on Facebook and asked readers to imagine what a Supreme Court chosen by Hillary Clinton might look like, especially in light of her presidency essentially being a third-term Obama presidency.
Here’s what Michelle Obama said in 2008, just months before her husband pledged to fundamentally transform America:
“We are going to have to change our conversation; we’re going to have to change our traditions, our history; we’re going to have to move into a different place as a nation.”
We’re sensing a pattern among Democrats.