Vote for the Common Candidate-General Sarath Fonseka & Know What Will Happen
Posted on January 23rd, 2010

By Darmitha

So much has been written in all media channels for an against the two major Presidential Candidates who will contest on 26th January 2010 that there is no more need to repeat them here.

There are just a few factors we need to consider regarding Mahinda Rajapakse & Gen.Sarath Fonseka which should open the eyes of most of us to understand the dangers looming above our heads.

1.We have Mahinda Rajapakse who has been involved in Sri Lankan politics for 40 years or so who      understands the pulse of the people and the complexities of governance;

2. We have Mahinda Rajapakse who understands that to be a strong leader of a country, one needs to be able to withstand external pressures with the best interests of Sri Lanka as a unitary and sovereign country;

3. We have Mahinda Rajapakse who has shown “a people friendly” portrait of a leader of Sri Lanka;

4. We have Mahinda Rajapakse who invites all patriotic forces irrespective of political colours, racial differences, or religious differences to unite to bring about lasting peace and prosperity to Sri Lanka & has shown us how he can get them to tow the government line even though the Cabinet has expanded to unthinkable numbers;

5. We have Mahinda Rajapakse who has openly stated that just like winning the “un-winnable war against terrorism in Sri Lanka” against all odds from external & anti-national forces, he is now prepared to use the future to develop the country economically & also discipline our society.

On the other hand we have Gen. Sarath Fonseka as the Common Candidate:

a.Who became a national hero within three and half years of fighting a military war against terrorism in May 2009 but 5 months later turned tables against the leadership and government that backed him;

b. Who in order to spite his opponents decided to “cut his nose to spite his face” by aligning with all the anti-national forces within Sri Lanka when he embraced with open arms the UNP under a worthless traitor as leader Ranil Wickramasinghe who insulted military successes against terrorists until the last, JVP, TNA which is well known to be working hand in glove with the terrorist sympathisers, Hakeem, Mangala Samaraweera, Chandrika Kumaratunga;

c. Whose track record within the military which were so far hidden have now come into the public arena which has shown that looks can be deceiving and should not be trusted with governing a country;

d. Who 8-9 months ago stated in the open that Sri Lanka was a Sinhala Buddhist country and that the minorities must know to work together with the majority now not daring to state that factor but has been seen going over board to molly-coddle minorities and attending their religious ceremonies merely for publicity;

e. Most dangerous of all, proved that he has taken an Oath of Allegiance to the US in order to obtain a Green Card by which he is bound to be more loyal to “his country of adoption” rather than his country of birth (the USA Oath of Allegiance  is given below ) & through which he can and will endanger the sovereignty of Sri Lanka at an opportune moment in the not so distant near future;

NOW IT IS UPTO THE CITIZENS OF SRI LANKA, to show that OUR LOYALTIES are with Sri Lanka and Sri Lankans and not with Americans and USA.

We need to decide and show our strength to vote for a true son of Sri Lanka who united this country for all citizens to live in peace & sell out our country! Decide well on 26th January 2010 at the Presidential Elections and prove that Sri Lankans love their country and want our independence and our unity!

Oath of citizenship (United States)

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The United States Oath of Allegiance (officially referred to as the “Oath of Allegiance,” 8 C.F.R. Part 337 (2008)) is an oath that must be taken by all immigrants who wish to become United States citizens. The first officially recorded Oaths of Allegiance were made on May 30th, 1778 at Valley Forge, during the Revolutionary War.

The current oath is as follows:

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.[1]

8 C.F.R. 337.1 provides that the phrase “so help me God” is optional and that the words “ƒ”¹…”on oath’ can be substituted with “ƒ”¹…”and solemnly affirm’. Also, if the prospective citizen can prove such commitments are in violation with his or her religion, the lines “that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I will perform non-combatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by law” are sometimes omitted.

The current exact text of the Oath of Citizenship is established only in the form of an administrative regulation promulgated by the executive branch. However, under the Administrative Procedure Act, USCIS could theoretically change the text of the oath at any time, so long as the new text reasonably meets the “five principles” mandated by the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1953. These principles are:

  • allegiance to the United States Constitution,
  • renunciation of allegiance to any foreign country to which the immigrant has had previous allegiances to
  • defense of the Constitution against enemies “foreign and domestic”
  • promise to serve in the United States Armed Forces when required by law (either combat or non-combat)
  • promise to perform civilian duties of “national importance” when required by law

There has been some controversy about the wording of the oath, parts of which are based on the British Oath of Supremacy which was written in the 16th Century. As a result, some have suggested much of the language is antiquated and confusing. In the fall of 2003 the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services planned to change the oath of citizenship in time for Citizenship Day (September 17).[citation needed] The proposed oath was as followed:

Solemnly, freely, and without mental reservation, I hereby renounce under oath all allegiance to any foreign state. My fidelity and allegiance from this day forward is to the United States of America. I pledge to support, honor, and be loyal to the United States, its Constitution, and its laws. Where and if lawfully required, I further commit myself to defend the Constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, either by military, noncombatant, or civilian service. This I do solemnly swear, so help me God.[2]

The introduction of the new oath was scrapped by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims on April 1, 2004.[3]

[edit] References

  1. ^ Oath of Allegiance for Naturalized Citizens, Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=931696981298d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextchannel=d6f4194d3e88d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD, retrieved 2008-11-07 
  2. ^ John J. Miller (September 15, 2003), Oath on Ice, National Review Online, http://www.nationalreview.com/miller/miller091503.asp, retrieved 2008-11-07 
  3. ^ Preserve Oath of Citizenship, the American Legion, April 1, 2004, http://www.legion.org/pressrelease/2164/preserve-oath-citizenship 

2 Responses to “Vote for the Common Candidate-General Sarath Fonseka & Know What Will Happen”

  1. wimashan Says:

    While I am a suppoter of what Rajapaksha did for Sri Lanka, I should point out that Fonseka is not a US Citizen. Until he applies and get his US nationality he is not required to take the oath of alligence. As such it is wrong to suggest that he has already taken the oath of alligence.
    Many prominent Sri Lankan have taken UK citizenship and also holds Lanakan nationality. They hold many prominent positions and nobody complains that they have taken oath of alligence to the British monarchy.
    I can also keep both citizenship provided

  2. DSR-Neckar Says:

    President Mahinda Rajapaksha in his victory speech clearly indicated that in future independent Sri Lanka, there is ONE COUNTRY, ONE NATION & ONE FLAG.

    Since introduction of Ethnology (Anthropology) in last two centuries in Europe, different part of the world, some power hungry politicians used skin color (White, Yellow, Brown & Black,) religions, languages as tools to grab the power. President MR also has used some of these tools to come to power in 2005! Once he entered into power, he completed his promise to the nation. That is the eradication of terrorism from Sri Lanka. Now, he has vision and mission to develop the country. That is ONE COUNTRY, ONE NATION & ONE FLAG.

    Colonial masters’ favorite method of ruling is “Divide & Rule”. All other colonial countries, especially, Sri Lanka is still suffering from this “divide & rule” method. Our distinguish scholars & professionals, who molded from western education, still think and advice to follow 200 or more years old method to follow! What a funny advice!!!

    The Island of Sri Lanka is ONE COUNTRY. All inhabitants are ONE NATION called Sri Lankans and they respect ONE FLAG that is Sri Lankan flag. To achieve this goal, MR administration has already started from school level. Now, many school children learn three languages (Singhalese, Tamil & English) as well as four major religions (Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam & Christianity). Hence, do we need special attention to treat certain group of religious or linguistic minority? The concept of one country, one nation will eradicate this menace in the past. Our future generation is fully equipped with three languages and four religions. There are no more majority or minority! We are children of mother Sri Lana. ONE COUNTRY, ONE NATION AND ONE FLAG!

    Election manifesto is series of proposals and promises which will never come to true. Here, we have a vision and mission; that is ONE COUNTRY, ONE NATION AND ONE FLAG! To achieve this goal, all our distinguish scholars and professional can contribute with their expertise knowledge and experiences in all over the world. Then Sri Lanka will be “pearl of the Indian ocean” again.

    My dear fellow Sri Lankans, please decide future of our beloved mother Lanka.

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