Battle Hymn of the Republic: The Glory of U.S. Citizenship

“To promise to protect enemies both foreign and domestic.” Those words jumped out at me while attending a naturalization ceremony my son-in-law was participating in to complete his long road to becoming a United States Citizen. The event featured representatives of over 50 countries, each one standing proudly to proclaim the new United States Citizenship. It was refreshing to see people from all over the globe seeking so proudly membership into the very valuable club of citizenship that many who were so fortunate to have been born in the America take for granted. Because many of those countries represented at this ceremony are living under the oppressive rule of tyrants in one form or another and it takes courage to just apply for citizenship, let alone go through the long process of actually obtaining it. For my son-in-law, it was an 8 year journey that culminated into a packed room at St. Dominic School in Delhi. In that room there wasn’t any discussion of political persuasion, racism, gender equality, there was just unification that people of many backgrounds were gathered, from every conceivable place to seek admission to a banner of freedom protected by The United States Constitution.
A choir of young people from that school came in and sung a number of patriotic songs including my favorite, the Battle Hymn of the Republic, a song that has been my favorite since I was 3 years old and they sung it in my church. I play the song often from my garage sound system while I shoot basketball in my driveway on hot summer days. It is the song of America and was quite fitting for this epic event.

As that song played and I listened to all the petitioners declare their American allegiance I wondered who the domestic enemies were by definition that these people were swearing to protect. The first thought to my mind was Barack Obama himself, who behaves as an enemy of America in his constant attacks against the U.S. Constitution specifically the signing of the NDAA Act on New Year’s Day and his constant desire to bypass congress with executive orders. American citizenship doesn’t seem to mean much to the president, probably because he lost his citizenship, not by his doing but his mothers when she left with Barack Obama’s stepfather back to Indonesia while the boy was still very young and not able to fend for himself. Obama applied to American colleges under foreign status and it looks as though Obama has attempted to lawyer himself to cover up that fact that he is an illegal president according to the provisions of the Constitution. Obama is proof that once the rules are bent once, as he has done to justify his presidential eligibility, then the rules will be bent again and again. For the Barack Obama types who function in our government, they are domestic enemies because they do not respect the Constitution as shown in their actions, because they seek to manipulate the obvious in favor of the gray areas. There is no question that Barack has managed to walk the gray area enough to prove he was a citizen born in Hawaii, but he doesn’t do such a good job of explaining his foreign status when returning to the United States to study. So he became a lawyer like the many other looters and thieves in public service and sought to manipulate the law to suit his personal agenda, which is that of a radical community organizer who seeks to uproot all the foundations America stands upon.

But he’s not the only one. I would extend the domestic enemy umbrella to include virtually all lawyers and lobbyists who seek to make a living off the tax payer instead of contributing to the ideals of the Republic. At this ceremony I found it disturbing that Senator Rob Portman and Sherrod Brown sent letters to the applicants as though their office carried some kind of weight in authority. The letters read as though both senators were noble kings of some province in Ohio instead of workers of the people’s business, just mere representatives in a Republic known as America. Brown is a constitutional revisionist himself who seeks to expand government at alarming rates, which is a very un-American idea. Virtually every petitioner for citizenship present was fleeing countries riddled with such ideas, so bringing those failed concepts to America could easily be viewed as an enemy to the American way of life. And Rob Portman, whom I liked quite a bit until he signed the recent NDAA Act without any justification wrote a letter that on the surface appeared patriotic, but the lawyer in him could not hide the contempt that is apparent in his profession. I have known Rob for a long time. He may have forgotten by now but I was the guy who videotaped the great debate at WLW when Portman ran for his seat in a special election to capture the Republican seat back in 1993. I also hung out with Portman at Longworth Hall when he was currying favor for the Ross Perot crowd in what was being called The Reform Party back then, where I spoke. Rob helped me and a friend get onto the roof of Longworth Hall and drape a huge American flag from the top that nearly hit the bottom of that tall building and brought traffic on I-75 to a near standstill as motorists slowed down to see. Portman sent me the first order for a t-shirt I designed called “Take an Axe to our Tax” in 1996, which made me feel there, was hope that after three years in government, Rob was still on the right side of things. Rob Portman is a guy I liked a lot, so you can imagine how it pains me to declare him a domestic enemy, because he voted in favor of the NDAA Act. The most dangerous enemies are those we like, those who draw our smiles, and leave us thinking they are good people, while behind our backs, they plot against us. Those are the worst domestic enemies.

For my son-in-law I know the domestic enemies he will be fighting are those of ideas. Recently, he anticipated that many family and friends from his home country of England would join him in the states, but they have all but bailed on him. After trying life in America under green cards, they are seeking the socialism of England over the freedom of America. It’s hard, especially among the youth to explain why they can’t have 6 weeks of vacations while working at a McDonald’s, and why they must learn to drive a car when they are used to riding a train. Socialism under the Labour Party in England appeared to be a benefit to all, but it has made an entire generation weak, and barely able to lift a fork to their mouths to feed themselves. When young people don’t even have the ambition to drive a car, they certainly won’t have the ambition to self-govern, which is the plan of those big government advocates, to make people addicted to their drug of socialism. My son-in-law has lost many loved ones because of socialism, in his quest for freedom. That socialism in England is the same socialism that Obama and his clan of education thugs and union lackeys are trying to bring to the United States. That’s why Cincinnati has a street car, and why the Obama administration wants fuel to be over $4 per gallon, and want smart meters on our homes to regulate our power output to support green initiatives. It’s why the government is pushing electric cars onto the Detroit Auto Show even though nobody wants them, and why the media is covering up the serious fire risk of the Chevy Volt, as those cars are catching fire due to battery cool down problems.

All those manipulators of a free lifestyle are domestic enemies, and are certainly under the classification spoke about at this ceremony as people to watch out for and fight if need be. A domestic enemy is not necessarily the terrorist who is trying to gather bomb making material to blow something up, or the would-be-assassin who is trying to obtain a gun to make a kill.Equally dangerous is the lifestyle reformer who professes to rob America of its Constitution through legal manipulation, who seeks to make gay marriage a priority over a balanced budget, who seeks to put so many people on the government feed nipple that they will always have the vote of the weak in a society mind numb and lax under socialism instead of thriving under capitalism that only is limited in the work one wishes to put forth.

I saw in that room a collected group of people who were happy to become citizens for all the right reasons and political motivations. To my mind they are more American five minutes into obtaining their certificates, than the politician who thieves off the tax dollar with the aim of a Florida condo and a yearly cruise from work they’ve provided of no value but a gradual erosion of The Constitution.
After the ceremony my family took my son-in-law to the Hofbrauhaus in Newport which is his favorite restaurant in the city of Cincinnati. There we drank the giant liter steins of Dunkel beer made behind the bar and ate a lot of food. I read the Constitution that was given to him along with the letters from the senators mentioned. As I looked it over I noted that Senator Bill Sietz was there, my nemesis on the Issue 2 referendum mentioned frequently here as one of those turn coats who chose big labor over the principles of small government. Sietz was one of those politicians who cried for change under Governor Strickland then when change came under Governor Kasich he left the governor hanging on a vine. After all Sietz was a labor lawyer and unions are a lot of his income. So he chose his livelihood over the preservation of Ohio and his network in labor.

The event in itself was a grand one. It was truly refreshing to see such joy on the faces of new American citizens. The relief these people must feel immediately after is something long-term citizens can’t fathom. As my son-in-law said, “I can travel now without my green card.” That one small notion made the beer taste just a bit better for him and the hundreds of others present that day. But for the politicians who hung themselves to the process like the looters they are, they gave the event a feeling of a married couple who truly despise each other but maintain an image of the happy family. The husband and wife put on a good face when they appear in public. But out of the public eye, they have an open marriage—the wife has many lovers all over town and out-of-town, and the husband does too spending most of his free time not reading about philosophy and history, but of new sexual partners on Craig’s List who might meet him somewhere for some new sexual adventure. That is our government, Obama, Sietz, Brown, lobbyists, attorneys, prostitutes, power addicts, officials of degraded character who have sold out the value of the Constitution for the ability to have value they do not maintain because they are lazy and weak of mind.

I would replace them all in government with the people who just obtained their citizenship on Friday the 13th 2012 in less than a second if given the opportunity, and the Republic of the United States would fare far better than its present course because it is this group of people who worked hard to get a citizenship that is coveted all over the world as excessively valuable, who appreciate it. Because it is this United States Citizenship that gives an individual the right to their own property, and the right to pursue freedom without being ordained by any political party, religious idea, or tyrant of heredity. America is all about the Battle Hymn of the Republic because the fight will march on, and domestic enemies to the Constitution will be met, and at the same time threats from foreign enemies will be confronted to preserve the value of a citizenship sworn to at St. Dominic School in Delhi under the idea and pursuit of freedom.

Meet my son-in-law and what he intends to do as he answers the battle call of an American citizen at this link:

http://abundanttruth.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/bravery-and-the-heros-call-to-adventure/

The battle before us this time does not involve a war across the sea, or the spilling of blood anywhere on earth.  The battle we are fighting for now is to restore the idea of America after many years of abuse by greedy, unsophisticated, caretakers.  And to those who wish to maintain such a quandary in American culture, fear that song.  Because it’s coming for you!  The looters, thieves, and feel good police have hijacked it for too long, and it’s time to restore it to its rightful place in our popular culture.  For it is the idea of American culture that should be spread throughout the world as evidence by the gathering of those who seek refuge under the citizenship of being an American and why such a thing has so much value.  It is that value that we protect now through first art and literature and if those things fail, then with the gun.  But we will have that value.  YOU CAN TRUST THAT DEAR READER!  So wipe away that tear that is running down your face from hearing those songs, clean your gun so that it is ready, and in the meantime spread the word.     

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