WE ARE THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA
AS AMERICANS we do have our Rights, Protections and Responsibilities to be an American. Please see the resources below to have an idea about the oaths, allegiance and what it means to be an American.
We are Americans that come together, not to convince each other to believe the same thing or argue over who is right or wrong.
We come together as Americans to ensure that each of us has a right for our own American Life & Liberty. And we will, at times, agree to disagree. Each of us:
- WE speak Truth;
- WE engage in Action;
- When WE take action, WE take Responsibility.
We respect each other, and yet we believe that each of us have the Protections of our Rights in the Constitution, and these Rights are not to be infringed.
That is what it means to be American!
American Life & Liberty members unite under the Flag of the United States of America.
Each are dedicated to promoting early detection and intervention for current rising cultural concerns, to preventing governmental overreach against the rights of the citizens, and to developing strong, empowered communities through advocacy, education, research and service.
The group meets regularly as a Roundtable Leadership Action Coalition with the goal to preserve the integrity of American Constitution for truth, justice and the American way.
The coalition is made up of outreach subcommittees that engage citizens and legislature regarding the rights, values and freedoms of All Americans, regardless of partisanship.
ALL PAC STATEMENT OF BELIEF (adapted -Culpeper 2A)
“WE BELIEVE that all American citizens have unalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness (property) as reflected in the Declaration of Independence.
“WE BELIEVE that the right to life necessarily includes an inherent and unalienable right to self-defense and defense of others.
“WE BELIEVE that the People are the source of all power and that government is merely a means of protecting the pre-existing rights of the People.
“WE BELIEVE, as did the Founding Fathers, that our Right to Keep and Bear Arms along with all the Constitutional Rights are a Natural and Individual Right memorialized in and guaranteed by the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Virginia (hereinafter the “Constitutions”), AS WRITTEN, and is not subject to any governmental infringement or interference.
“WE BELIEVE, as did the Founding Fathers, and as codified in the Constitutions and the Code of Virginia, that the militia consists of the body of the people trained to arms.
“WE BELIEVE that all public officials and elected representatives must be held accountable to uphold their oaths of office to support the Constitutions, in all respects, AS WRITTEN, and that they are duty bound to protect and defend the same.
“WE BELIEVE that all public officials and elected representatives are duty bound to refuse to adopt, enact or enforce any laws, regulations or orders that infringe on any of our rights, which includes the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, in any way.
“WE BELIEVE that these rights are our birthright and must be preserved for future generations.
“WE HEREBY COMMIT to using any and all lawful means to protect and defend these rights against any and all infringements or interference, whether under color of law or unlawful threats of force or coercion.”
THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE (1892, 1923 & 1954)
“I pledge Allegiance to the flag
of the United States of America
and to the Republic for which it stands,
one nation under God, indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all.“
* The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy (1855-1931). It was originally published in The Youth’s Companion on September 8, 1892. Bellamy had hoped that the pledge would be used by citizens in any country. In 1923, the words, “the Flag of the United States of America” were added. In World War II, the salute too much resembled the Nazi salute, so it was changed to keep the right hand over the heart throughout. In 1954, in response to the Communist threat of the times, President Eisenhower encouraged Congress to add the words “under God,” creating the 31-word pledge we say today.
Section 4 of the Flag Code states: The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag: “I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”, should be rendered by standing at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove any non-religious headdress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoulder, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, and render the military salute.” Resource US History
THE AMERICAN CREED by William Tyler Page (1917)
“I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed, a democracy in a republic, a sovereign Nation of many sovereign States; a perfect union, one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.
“I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its Constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag and to defend it against all enemies.”
*Written in 1917, accepted by the United States House of Representatives on April 3, 1918; The American’s Creed was the result of a nationwide contest for writing a National Creed which would be a brief summary of the American political faith founded upon things fundamental in American history and tradition. Over three thousand entries were received and William Tyler Page was the declared to be the winner.
CHASING FREEDOM VIRGINIA
- THE CONSTITUTION is the Law of the Land. Our individual rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; as enshrined in the Bill of Rights, serve to limit the government as intended by the Founders.
- RELIGIOUS LIBERTY is a cornerstone of our Constitution and must be protected as in inalienable human right.
- THE 2nd AMENDMENT, serves to protect The People against domestic and foreign oppression and must be protected as an inalienable human right.
- All citizens, in order to realize their fullest potential, are entitled to EQUAL RIGHTS, EQUAL JUSTICE, and EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, not equal outcomes.
- THE FAMILY is the most essential and most empowering organization in our shared human existence.
- ALL LIFE IS PRECIOUS and must be protected.
- THE FREE ENTERPRISE system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice. Fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraint must be exercised by all levels of government.
- PEACE is preserved through a STRONG NATIONAL DEFENSE.
- GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY is essential to maintain trust and faith with The People.
- OUR HISTORY and the associated memoria serve as guideposts in our journey as a Nation, to serve as reminders of our shared sacrifices and as warnings to future generations
VIRGINIA REPUBLICAN CREED by Dr Max Charles Graeber
• That the free enterprise system is the most productive supplier of human needs and economic justice
• That all individuals are entitled to equal rights, justice, and opportunities and should assume their responsibilities as citizens in a free society
• That fiscal responsibility and budgetary restraints must be exercised at all levels of government
• That the Federal Government must preserve individual liberty by observing Constitutional limitations
• That peace is best preserved through a strong national defense
• That faith in God, as recognized by our Founding Fathers is essential to the moral fiber of the Nation”
*The Virginia Republican Creed was authored by the late Dr. Max Charles Graeber who was Republican Chairman of the Fifth Congressional District and Dean of the Night School and the Women’s School at the University of Richmond.
On January 22, 1987, President Ronald Reagan nominated Max to be a member of the National Advisory Council on Educational Research and Improvement for a term expiring September 30, 1989. In 1997, the Governor of Virginia presented Max with a Certificate of Recognition for his many constructive contributions to the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia in which the Governor officially recognized December 9, 1997 as Max Graeber Day. Max graduated from Indiana University (B.S., 1952) and Bowling Green State University (M.A., 1965: Ph.D., 1973). Dr. Gaeber was born February 9, 1928 in Valparaiso, Indiana.
Founding of the Republican Party
“On July 6, 1854, just after the anniversary of the nation, an anti-slavery state convention was held in Jackson, Michigan. The hot day forced the large crowd outside to a nearby oak grove. At this “Under the Oaks Convention” the first statewide candidates were selected for what would become the Republican Party.
“United by desire to abolish slavery, it was in Jackson that the Platform of the Under the Oaks Convention read: “…we will cooperate and be known as REPUBLICANS…” Prior to July, smaller groups had gathered in intimate settings like the schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin. However, the meeting in Jackson would be the first ever mass gathering of the Republican Party.
“The name “Republican” was chosen, alluding to Thomas Jefferson’s Democratic-Republican Party and conveying a commitment to the inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Resource of GOP History – see the MUST READ TIMELINE
“TOGETHER, We are fighting for a better, fairer, and brighter future for every American: rolling up our sleeves, empowering grassroots voters, and organizing everywhere to take our country back.” Resource Democrats.org
“The Democratic Party elects leaders who fight for equality, justice, and opportunity for all.” Resource Democrats.org
“Democrats believe that cooperation is better than conflict, unity is better than division, empowerment is better than resentment, and bridges are better than walls. It’s a simple but powerful idea: we are stronger together.” Resource Democrats.org
“Since 1848, the Democratic National Committee has been the home of the Democratic Party, the oldest continuing party in the United States.
“Today, we are millions of supporters strong, leading with our values, fighting for progress, and helping elect Democrats in every state, city, and ZIP code — from local office to the Oval Office.
“Our party is strong because it’s built on advancing our Democratic platform and forging positive solutions that include everyone. As Democrats, we believe that every person in this nation should be treated with dignity and respect. We believe that health care is a right for all and that we should be rewarding the hard work of middle class families. We believe that our schools and streets should be free from gun violence and that a woman’s decisions about her own body are hers to make.
“As the DNC, we are working together to build a bright future for everyone. We are fighting for the soul of our country, for the heart of our democracy, and for America’s place as the land of opportunity for all.” Resource Democratic.org
NATURALIZATION OATH OF ALLEGIANCE OF USA
“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.“
Note: In certain circumstances there can be a modification or waiver of the Oath of Allegiance. Read Chapter 5 of A Guide to Naturalization for more information.
The principles embodied in the Oath are codified in Section 337(a) in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which provides that all applicants shall take an oath that incorporates the substance of the following:
- Support the Constitution;
- Renounce and abjure absolutely and entirely all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which the applicant was before a subject or citizen;
- Support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
- Bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and
- A. Bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; or
B. Perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; or
C. Perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law.
Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
You have been a permanent resident for at least 5 years and meet all other eligibility requirements, please visit our Path to Citizenship page for more information.
You may qualify through other paths to naturalization if you do not qualify through the paths described in the links to the left. See also the USCIS Policy Manual Citizenship and Naturalization Guidance and our A Guide to Naturalization (PDF, 1.01 MB) guide. Chapter 4 of the guide discusses who is eligible for naturalization.
For more information, see USCIS Policy Manual Citizenship and Naturalization Guidance.
How to Apply for Naturalization
To apply for naturalization, file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization.
For more information, see our How Do I Apply for Citizenship? (PDF, 2.21 MB) guide. We also provide educational materials to help you prepare for the English, U.S. history and civics portions of the naturalization test, including:
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