Skip to comments.PROUD NEW U.S. CITIZEN !!!
Posted on 12/15/2007 11:37:37 AM PST by Live Free NH
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Know you had a smile that ran from ear-to-ear at that ceremony.
Within 3 hours of getting sworn in as a new U.S. Citizen, I was down at my Town Hall registering to VOTE !!! I’m good to go for the NH Primary on Jan. 8th !! whooo-hooo !!
Congrats Live Free NH:)
So you went south for a vacation awhile back and never got past New Hampshire? Ouch.
And you even speak English!
(just teasing with you!)
Welcome to US Citizenhood, congrats!
Actually I lived five years in Massachusetts, and then thrity years in New Hampshire :-)
Congrats! It makes the hard work all worthwhile! :)
Congratulations! Very exciting for you and wonderful for us to have a solid citizen such as yourself among us.
Congratulations! An American AND a FReeper! Are there better human beings on the planet? WOOOOHOOOO!
Very good fellow citizen!
Allegra took the words right outa my mouth!
Please promise me this: that you won’t vote for Hillary!
Don’t worry - I absolutely will NOT be voting for Hillary.
Duncan Hunter is “my guy” - the best candidate in my view !
Congratulations, fellow American, and might I add - I certainly appreciate your following the law and registering to vote AFTER you’re a citizen!
Will you be starting a Canadian festival? You can sell Coffee Crisps, and hire Alan Thicke as the master of ceremonies. I'll make sure to keep my feet off the Chesterfield. ;-)
You’re TOO FUNNY !
I LOVE Coffee Crisps, (and Butter Tarts) !! yummmm !!! I’ll be sure to wipe my mouth with a “serviette” after the butter tart, and keep my feet off the “chesterfield” ! haa haa !
Congratulations on becoming an American the legal way.
Congrats!!!! WELCOME TO THE HOME OF THE FREE AND THE BRAVE.
My girlfriend is from Vancouver BC CANADA as well and here legally. She is 1 year away from processing her citizenship papers.
That’s exciting ! Good for her !
I can’t imagine how someone could have the audacity to go to the polls and attempt to vote, knowing that they are not a citizen !
Welcome and well done!
Way to go!
I have two years to go then it is my turn !
That’s exciting ! I found the Oath Ceremony very inspiring, and it was such a blessing to see all the other new citizens being sworn in also - from 33 different countries !
Did you find it hard adjusting to the language differences, eh....? Just kidding! Congrats and God Bless You!
BTW, your former countrymen make the best bacon ever...:)
Wanna know something funny ? I NEVER heard of “Canadian Bacon” until I came to the U.S. - no kidding ! Canadians call it peameal bacon, or back bacon, but NEVER “Canadian bacon” ! haahaa !
Thanks for the good wishes! Looking forward to voting - for the very FIRST time - in the NH Primary Jan. 8 ! I want “my guy” Duncan Hunter to have a really good showing in the NH Primary !
I simply call it delicious........;)
Just now saw your post. It’s great to see someone genuinely elated and proud to become a U.S. citizen! You know more about what it means to be a contributing member of society with a mindset based in reality than 65% of our homegrown population. Glad you’re home.
Thank you for your kind and welcoming words !
I studied very hard for the Citizenship Test - I was very much over-prepared - but that’s OK - I learned a LOT of really interesting stuff about our country ! I got 100% on the test. Many of my U.S. born co-workers and friends did not know the answer to many of the questions!
I got sworn in a week ago today! What a GREAT CHRISTMAS PRESENT !!!
Nevertheless I have to say as being a German I could not imagine giving up my German citizenship for becoming American. I do not say that I am content with everything in my country but it is the place were I have my roots in all regards. Therefore I have to say that the US are a nation I keep warm and good feelings for, but America will never be the place where I want to be a citizen. It is a matter of love for the origin. Therefore we Germans call our country “Vaterland” (Father’s Land).
I totally understand what you are saying. I will never forget my Canadian roots! Canada is a wonderful country, with many freedoms, and like the U.S. is blessed in many ways.
After living as a Legal Permanent Resident in the U.S. for the past 35 years, I have a DEEP love for this country and all it stands for, in spite of it’s faults. My decision to become a citizen is not taken lightly or frivolously - it’s something I have pondered for a long time.
Canada will always consider me to be a Canadaian citizen (Canada recognizes dual-citizenship - some countries don’t). My becoming a U.S. Citizen had no “anti-Canada” connotation to it whatsoever, but was a desire to make a LEGAL committment to the U.S. - a country that has blessed me in a million ways! (I already had a “HEART” committment.)
I want to be able to participate in voting, and “giving back” to this country in whatever ways I can. I really think if you had lived in the U.S. for a significant period of time, you would share these sentiments also, without abandoning your love for your “Fatherland”! (Incidentally, I am of German descent, on my father’s side.)
Being a resident for 35 years is indeed a argument. Beside of that is America still the cradle of freedom to me :). Especially if a dual citizenship is possible (Germany i.e. does not allow a dual citizenship) I also would not have that much doubts. You are right - such are enough reasons to participate as a full citizen in your home.
As I said: Congratulations!
What a great Christmas gift.....for us! How proud and happy we are that you chose to become an American. Bless you!
Congrats! A friend of mine born with dual Canadian/Swiss citizenship got his last year. He had been a permanent resident since about 2 years old(got it at 25).
Congratulations!!!! God Bless you and Merry Christmas!!!!
What a GOOD CHOICE for President!! GO DUNCAN HUNTER!!!!
Congratulations and Welcome!
Hang in there. You have plenty of character references here if you need them! :)
You like Duncan Hunter?
Well, you’ve passed your first test—well done!!
Welcome, fellow citizen. Great to have you aboard.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Congratulations....welcome to the US and all its faults. Just remember, America has problems...America isn’t the problem. Enjoy!
Congratulations Live Free!
Thank you Pollywog!
On Jan.8th I proudly cast my very FIRST vote EVER in the NH Primary for DUNCAN HUNTER - the only candidate whose 27 year track record matches his TALK! Duncan Hunter is the only candidate with credibility on illegal immigration, because he has actually DONE something about it - (the double border fence Calif/Mexico).
God Bless Congressman Hunter !!!
That is SO COOL ! Congratulations to you too !
I think when one comes here by CHOICE, and goes through all the documention, fees, and red tape to become a LEGAL US CITIZEN, it gives you a greater appreciation of your Citizenship than someone who was born here. I was very much OVER-prepared for the Citizenship Test - I had studied way above and beyond what was required - but I enjoyed every minute of it! I am amazed at how many of my friends and co-workers who were born in the U.S. do not know the answers to some of the basic citizenship questions!
I voted for the FIRST time in my life on Jan.8th in the NH Primary. I was SO excited !