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President's
Message
Dear BCBA Members:
On October 2, 2017, The
Honorable Cynthia M. Rufe, U.S.
District Judge for the Eastern
District of PA, presided over the
Naturalization Ceremony held
at Pearl S. Buck International,
David Truelove
in Perkasie, at which 34 people
Bucks County Bar
from 17 different countries were
Association President
sworn in as U.S. citizens. The
ceremony was emotional,
and a reminder of the promise this great nation has for so
many around the world. Judge Rufe, Congressman Brian
Fitzpatrick, and Pearl Buck Center Executive Director Janet
Mintzer all issued prepared remarks. In my capacity as the
President of the Bucks County Bar Association, I was pleased
to offer the following speech.

You are about to become part of
"The American Story" - a narrative
with a beginning, somewhere four
centuries ago, but a story with no
definitive ending. It is an evolving,
changing, fascinating story - one
of struggle, hope, determination,
accomplishment, optimism.
II. The American Story

Aaron Mitchell Photography

You are about to become part of "The American Story"
- a narrative with a beginning, somewhere four centuries
ago, but a story with no definitive ending. It is an evolving,
changing, fascinating story - one of struggle, hope, determination, accomplishment, optimism. Its authors are the millions
of Americans who have come before us, those present in our
country today, and our children, and our children's children.
The story has many heroes, from all ages and walks of
life. The "prose," as it were, of this story, are the legal
documents that form the foundation of our society - most
notably, the Constitution, which to many, including me,
is a "living document," about which Thomas Jefferson
stated: "...Laws and institutions must go hand in hand with
the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more
developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made,
new truths disclosed, and manners and opinions change
with the circumstances, institutions must advance also, and
keep pace with the times..."

The Pearl S. Buck House, Perkasie

I. Intro/Thanks
May It Please the Court, Honored and Distinguished Guests.
Welcome to this wonderful and significant event. Welcome,
as well, to our brothers and sisters, citizens (to be).
As the President of the Bucks County Bar Association, I
am honored to represent that organization of lawyers in
greeting all of you, and participating today. It is appropriate
that we are here at Pearl Buck's home, the place where she
welcomed many from far-away lands, providing refuge and
hope to those who stayed.

As lawyers we struggle with balancing the text of the
document, with the ever-changing challenges of technologies, inventions, and ideas. We workin the laws and
statutes each day, part of the story that is necessary,
providing order, balance and, we hope, at times, direction.
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