Skip to comments.My wife was Naturalized today (vanity)
Posted on 03/25/2009 3:42:13 PM PDT by MNDude
My wife was naturalized into a US citizen today. It was a rather bitter-sweet experience.
It started out with the star spangled banner and some patriotic songs.
Then they listed the countries of the 192 new citizens. Unfortunately, Somalia and Ethiopia had the most citizens (about 40 each), Vietnam and Thailand both had about 25. Surprisingly, my wife was one of the few hispanics. I guess, why bother doing that pain in the butt for something you can get the same benefits for nothing. Probably a handful of Caucasians getting naturalized but there sure were a lot of burcas!
Some liberal woman judge gave the speech that ticked me off immensely. She told the new citizens that our country's strength is based on "diversity and tolerance". No reference to liberty, duty, responsibility, sacrifice, loyalty of course. What the heck exactly is tolerance anyhow? You can only have tolerance for something annoying or bad can't you?
This hag then told everyone that our "democracy only works when everyone gets involved in the political like we saw back in November"
Next, they played a video of Obama speaking--I'm pretty sure it was his inauguration speech, which sucked since I took pride in missing this "historic event". At this time, I let my 2 year old loose and run around like a pill until this video was over.
The service ended with the music "I'm proud to be an American" song playing which raised my spirits a bit.
Sadly, I bet a very small number of those new Americans will be Sarah Palin voters in 2012.
Now she can run for President. :-)
Good on her!
Why should Ethiopians be a problem? Most of them are Christians. Then again they will probably vote for the Kenyan President in African-to-African loyalty.
Congratulations to both of you!
A most hearty CONGRATULATIONS to you and the wife and associated Family etc.
I was naturlized in 1994 when I saw the CLINTOON debacle, I wanted to vote him OUT!! We all know how that went.
Naturalized citizens, I believe, hold America a little more close to their hearts. Nothing against the natural born Americans, unlike OBOZO, but immigrants KNOW the other side of the fence where there is no FREEDOM.
The USA in the WORST condition is 100x better than any other country in the history of the world.
My wife was naturalized in 04 in time to see the republic end in 09
Something we take for granted she fought to win!
The Somalis are a big problem in my city.
Congratulations to your wife. I know it was long hard road.
First of all congratulations to your wife and you as well.
Remember, the ceremony is just a ceremony. The real pleasure and joy of being a citizen is an everyday event. Just make sure that both of you work to overcome the basis for whatever that hag judge said. That can be you both fulfilling your duty as a real citizen.
As for the Somalis and Ethiopians, Ive got no problem with it as long as they become citizens. They probably know moare about our laws/constitution than the average lifetime natural born citizen.
She done good.
Jury duty should not be far from now.
Did it hurt?
That is great, now get her to get a CCW.
I don't know. I've had a driver's license for 30 years, a passport for 33 years, and been a registered voter for 28 years. I've never been called. Ever.
Oh that’s good then! Geographic ignorance I guess!
There are two kinds of people in this world. Americans, and those who wish they were.
Congratulations to both of you.
By the way! Thank you too all Freepers for all your kind words of Congratulations!!
Welcome to America!
Congratulations to you and your wife!
My husband is a naturalized citizen from Cuba.
Congratulations to both of you!
..SHUUUUUSH...now ya gone and did it
Congratulations to her and you.
Congratulations! Hug her for us!
A psalm of David.
1 LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary?
Who may live on your holy hill?
2 He whose walk is blameless
and who does what is righteous,
who speaks the truth from his heart
3 and has no slander on his tongue,
who does his neighbor no wrong
and casts no slur on his fellowman,
4 who despises a vile man
but honors those who fear the LORD,
who keeps his oath
even when it hurts,
5 who lends his money without usury
and does not accept a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things
will never be shaken.
LOL! I'm up for it. Friends have told me that the courthouse has a sweet set-up for jurors...a library, several TVs, free coffee and snacks, internet access and cushy furniture. Plus my employer pays me in full.
I agree with you completely on the diversity and tolerance issue. Of course tolerance is a good quality to have when living in a society, and diversity - sure,why not....but these are not goals in and of themselves. What kind of a nation could exist if its primary goal was tolerance? That’s absurd. We practice tolerance as we pursue our nation’s goal of ensuring freedom and the God-given rights of individuals. I’ve grown very tired of hearing the liberal claptrap that says exactly what your judge said. Ugh.
But the important thing is that your wife is a brand-new citizen - cool!
Congratulations to Mrs. Dude! I’ve found that converted Catholics and new citizens both can teach us all a lot about our faith/country! All the best to her!
Congratulations!!!! She is as American as apple pie. You must be very proud of her.
Wonderful news! Congratulations to her!!!
Congrats! Welcome her for all of us.
Congratulations to your wife. I was naturalized in 1956...
I used to say the same thing and then they called me.
Congratulate her for us!! Glad you are there to keep her on the right path.
Good points. Congrats to your wife. IMO, it is not our diversity that “makes us strong”, it is the AMerican values we hold in common. Sadly, not so common anymore.
Congratulations to you and your wife and son !!! Your wife did the right thing and you both have much to be proud of. And the USA is lucky to have that kind of new citizen.
It’s such a big occasion, sorry the lib judge had to put a damper on it - try not to let it get you down.
Have her register to vote Republican.