By: Lloyd Marcus
Delia, age 13, called Rush Limbaugh’s radio show seeking information for a school assignment. She had to debate whether or not it should be easier for immigrants to become U.S. citizens. Delia asked Rush his thoughts on the topic.
Here’s a small excerpt of Rush’s brilliant answer.
In order to preserve this country, it ought to be a very specific task for somebody, not a citizen, to become one. If they come here via legal immigration, they do have to take a test. And those who endeavor to become citizens and pass the test, it’s one of the most proud days of their lives. If you’ve ever been to a naturalization ceremony or ever seen one televised, it’s one of the proudest days of their lives, to become, quote, unquote, an American.
I can personally testify to the truth of this statement in Rush’s answer: “it’s one of the proudest days of their lives, to become, quote, unquote, an American.”
For years, I sang my original song, “Celebrate America,” at monthly naturalization ceremonies in Maryland. Every ceremony had a thousand people or more – applicants, families, and friends. I enjoyed watching the excitement of the audience from my seat with dignitaries on stage behind the podium.Continue reading