Friday Feature – July 6, 2018 – Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony

Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony: please read the oath our naturalized citizens take.

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This week, which encompasses a holiday in the U.S., Independence Day, I found myself in the beautiful state of Vermont.

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I was not there on vacation, but the time away, amongst the beauty of the hills, and far away from many everyday responsibilities surely made the time away feel more like a vacation, though I did not do typical vacation-y sort of things.

On July 4 I found myself on the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth Notch, where numerous festivities were scheduled for the day.

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tents-debtateJPG Debate rounds were part of the July 4 week festivities also and were held in these mini-tents, as well as a few rooms in the buildings on the grounds.

One of the more fascinating things, however, was a naturalization ceremony.

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As part of the day’s festivities, an outdoor tent was set up to serve as a courthouse…

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Lady Liberty, New York Harbor …. ‘A Poem by Brad Geyer …. Global Citizen …. “!!

from Dr. Rex

It Is What It Is

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~~March 8, 2017~~ 

LADY LIBERTY 

Watch slam poet send an emotional message as he tears into Trump’s executive order on Muslims and immigration.

Immigrants of many countries are having a very rough time now.

In a country very well know for arising from a melting pot of immigrants, it’s not the norm to see this hatred, discrimination, racism and every thing else that has become the standards of the current administration.

Take a look.

This poem says it all!!

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We need to protect the children of the world (to protect ourselves)

A powerful reminder of why we need to remain politically engaged.

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There is one constant across all people, religions, and cultures. We love our children and want to protect them, nurture them and give them opportunity. Yet, we need to do a better job of protecting not just our children, but all children of the world. There are too many strident and zealous people who provide challenges to this goal. And, there is too much corruption among greedy leaders who stand in the way of helping.

Our missionary friend in Nigeria notes in his view the three greatest challenges we have are climate change, global poverty and global corruption. The latter seems out of place, but it is a major cause of disenfranchisement everywhere in the world, even in western countries. It stands in the way of getting resources and help to those in need and lays the groundwork for terrorist groups to find a way in to help. It is…

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