When it comes time to take our oath of citizenship, the sea of raised right hands - high and low, smooth and lined, black and white - is a beautiful sight.
Together, we renounce all other allegiances, swear we will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and promise to bear true faith to its principles.
A citizenship ceremony is truly an inspiring sight. In 2004 I had the good fortune to stumble onto one while conducting a tour for foreign visitors. It was s a great way to explain our nation, without requiring words.