Saturday, June 2, 2007
I can vote!
So it happened,... Friday , June 1st at 1130 am I became a US citizen and raise my right hand and said :
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; 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; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the armed forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.
Not much changes for me , I guess, some minor bureaucratic things i.e.: I must travel with a US passport , jury duty, etc. The biggest change that I am really looking forward is MY RIGHT TO VOTE. I am sure many of your have heard me complain that I have never voted and I truly believe is one's biggest right, the one to vote, and it has over the times surprised me more and more how few people exercise that right. In some countries, voting is mandatory , not sure if that is the route to go , but I cannot understand why some people just don't vote. They cant complain about the administration either, right?
What I know is that I will vote, from my local county officials to the big election next November. I may have to do it via mail, or maybe I will plan a nice trip here just to vote and celebrate.
So.. please make sure you all have registered before next year.
That's all for now...
AH.. an update on the "C." .. this week I will do 2 rounds of chemo, one straight into my spine because Lymphomas like to hide there so we will get it if the other chemo wont. Then I will do hopefully my last big round this Friday. Tough week ahead but all for a good cause.
much love to all