Friday, September 12, 2014

Kiapo cha Uraia wa Marekani

Mtu anapoomba uraia wa Marekani, anakula kiapo, wakati wa kupewa uraia huo, na katika kiapo hiki anatamka kuwa hatambui mamlaka ya kiongozi wa nchi anakotoka juu yake, wala hatambui mamlaka ya serikali ya nchi anakotoka juu yake. Anaukana kabisa utii na uaminifu kwa kiongozi, serikali au himaya ya nchi alikotoka. Kiapo ni hiki hapa:


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.