Thought for the day
An author (I forget who) remarked that European countries define themselves in terms of ethnicity or culture, whereas Americans define themselves by a Constitution. I asked myself -- how would be define "Americanicity"? Presumably the best indicator would be the naturalization oath taken by naturalized citizens.
Sure enough... a naturalized citizen swears his loyalty, not to the United States as such, but to its Constitution and laws: "...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..."