There you go again, spilling venom |

There you go again, spilling venom

Tony Loro

As I grow older (creaking fingers on the keyboard), I find more chuckles here in the Union’s OP pages than its comic’s page.

The recent questioner of Mrs. Kerry’s knowledge of what is “un-American” and her acquisition of citizenship show a slight misunderstanding of the process. I have found that people who were born abroad and then naturalized as a U.S. citizen have a much better appreciation of what un-American is.

Just because you marry into riches like our “governator” (who was granted U.S. citizenship 21 years ago as his film career took off) does not mean you can avoid any of the requirements. All applicants must take the test and swear the Oath of Allegiance, with sometimes hundreds of others at once. To read how to become a citizen, I suggest downloading

Naturalizing smart, hard-working people from foreign countries has proved you can put a silk suit on a Schwarzenegger.

New adage: “Don’t cry over spilt venom in an election year.”

Tony Loro

Nevada City

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