Monday, December 31, 2007

Supporting the Government

As 2007 draws to a close and 2008 dawns, I have reason to be excited about the prospects of 2008. First and foremost on my list of things to be excited about, is that within the next month, I will be taking the Oath of Allegiance and becoming a full fledged American citizen and with it, the ability to vote and make a difference.

I did have cause to pause as I read through the final set of questions that I need to answer prior to taking the oath. One stuck out in my mind as a potential problem. I forget the exact wording (at least for the parts that don't matter) but basically it asks about my support for the form of Government in the US. Initially alarm bells went off, because I'm do not like the current administration at all, but then I realized that my support needs to be for the form of government, and not for the government itself.

The form of government in the US is best described in the immortal words of Abraham Lincoln.

"Government of the people, by the people, for the people"

I support a free and publically voted-in form of government, as specified in the founding documents. I don't think the current government has the best interests of the American People at heart, but as a citizen I can change it how it was supposed to be changed, by letting my voice be heard in a general election.

I will be proud to be an American, aside from the shame of Iraq, The President's involvement in the North American Union and the assistance we have given in destabilizing the middle east. All topics for blogs in 2008!