All she had to do was sing Waltzing Matilda, drink a beer, and make this pledge **:
From this time forward, [under God], I pledge my loyalty to Australia and its people, whose democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect, and whose laws I will uphold and obey.
If I were ever to become a citizen of the
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 law; that I will perform non-combatant 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.What do you think this says about the differences in our two countries?
Be kind. [Any unpatriotic statement will be naturally deleted by either me or the American.]
** That’s not true about Waltzing Matilda, by the way.
PS Name the town for points, and the statue for extra points. For even more points, name this town's two most famous preachers…