2016-05-03 - 10:13 p.m.

So I'm putting together my application for Naturalization because I'm in a race against time to swear my oath under the portrait of Obama. I'd be happy to do it under Clinton too but I'm so worried...hence the Naturalization so I can vote my useless vote. And I really do want to do Jury Duty, really.
But I plunged back into the forms today and then quickly remembered why I had abandoned them before (besides the $700 price tag).
There is such weird antiquated language in the application.

Have you EVER been a member of, involved in, or in anyway associated with, any organization, association, fund, foundation, party, club, society, or similar group in the United States or in any other locations in the world?
Umm, yes? Maybe? Like a Lawn Bowling Club?

But right underneath they betray their hand and ask what they really want to know
Have you EVER been a member of, or in any way associated with:
A. The Communist Party
B. Any other totalitarian party?
C. A terrorist organization?

They also spend some serious time on making sure that have never provided or sold arms to people - but then have you vow you will take up arms in the name of the United States.

And who knows if it will be in time for the election anyway and then things go horribly wrong and I end up swearing allegiance to a nation under Trump. This is my worst fear. Worst $700 I would have ever spent.

But if I don't do it - and something crazy happens to AH or my own family so I have to leave for awhile and take care of them - then I'll never have the chance to live here anymore. I won't get to idly dream of places all across this crazy, extreme, amazing country I could live or work or retire or die one day.



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