posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 07:29 PM
reply to post by boymonkey74
The entire reason she tried to claim conscientious objection in the first place is because she refused the oath. THAT is the issue.
The conscientious objection is a legal issue and is unrelated to the reason why she was denied citizenship.
Legally, conscientious objection is a claim that has, forever been, linked to refusal of service due to religious reasons. That is just how it is.
As pointed out, however, earlier in the thread, precedent has been set allowing someone to conscientiously object without claiming religion. That case
went to the Supreme Court. Unfortunately for her, she is not a citizen, and since she is not, she may not be able to call upon this precedence to
appeal the decision. Although she may. She needs to be doing her research. She is protected by the constitution. Does the constitution cover the
citizenship process? I don't think it does. I think it just defines a citizen.
She is protected by our constitution, but many of our other rights and stuff may not be afforded to her. It is a weird situation for sure. But the way
the laws are now, conacientious objection is reserved for religious objection. This is how Muhammad Ali dodged the draft, and I say more power to
Long live the champ!