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  •  That also reminds me of one of the (4+ / 0-)

    funniest aspects of my wife's application.  On the initial application she had to be sure to fill in a "no" to "Are you planning of overthrowing the US government?" (or however it was phrased - I forget exactly).

    But for some reason after the court ceremony was scheduled we were sent more forms with a similar set of questions and she had to reply again "no".

    I found it so comical.  It was like them asking, "OK, so you didn't plan on overthrowing the government before, but are you now?"

    So stupid and absurd.  But that is bureaucracy for you.  We didn't expect it to be any different.

    I'm not liberal. I'm actually just anti-evil, OK? - Elon James White

    by Satya1 on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 08:17:48 PM PDT

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    •  I wonder if the question originated with (3+ / 0-)
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      bureaucrats or with our lawmakers, the body of which is all too often stupid and absurd.

      “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children” ― Chief Seattle

      by SoCalSal on Sat Jun 15, 2013 at 08:37:08 PM PDT

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    •  There's a West Wing Episode about this (3+ / 0-)
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      Bartlett is hiring a new secretary and she put "yes" on the form that asked if she was planning on overthrowing the US government on that grounds that she "was pointing out a flaw in the form, if I was actually planning on overthrowing the US government would I circle 'yes' on the form?"

      "You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free."-Clarence Darrow

      by cwech on Sun Jun 16, 2013 at 12:17:59 AM PDT

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