Sunday, May 23, 2010


I thought I would use this post to answer some of the Emails I have been getting lately. In the spirit of privacy,I will leave names out of this post. So without further delay.

Ego-centric, not Narcissistic.




I love you too.

Punctuated Equilibrium.

All dogs are the same species, breeds are not separate species.



And Yes I have attended the ceremony conducted to "Swear In" New U.S. Citizens. I was highly enamored of those people who worked and studied so hard to earn what I and others take for granted. In fact, while I spent two months in the Nursing home, back in 2007, I helped two RSAs from Guatemala study for their oral exam to become Citizens of The United States of America.

Some of the questions are trivial in nature (to my mind) such as:
Why are there 13 stripes on the US Flag?
How many Stars on the US Flag? And What does that number represent?
What was the name of the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America?
Why did the Pilgrims come to America?

Other questions are a little tougher, such as:
Who wrote The Declaration of Independence?
When was The Declaration Signed?
What document guarantees the liberties and freedoms of Americans?
How many amendments to the constitution are there?
What do we call the first 13 amendments to the Constitution?
What form of Government do we have in the USA?

Then there are some toughies, such as:
How many members in the US House of Representatives?
Who has the power to declare War?
Who was President of the USA during WWI?
Which countries were our Enemies during WWII?
In what year was the US Constitution written?
What is the introduction of the Constitution called?
If the President and the Vice President were to die, Who becomes President?

and the final answer is:
Myth Busters.

Have a good Sunday.


Ms. Anthropy said...

The answers at the top... thanks! Now, I totally get it.

Senorita said...

I helped a friend of mine from Ethiopia study for his citizenship test. It was a lot of fun, but at the same time I realized how much info I take for granted.

I did have to take an American History Law class for my paralegal certificate. My teacher was outstanding and I learned a lot about the Constitution, which is the basis of all of our laws.

Might I suggest a book, Founding Myths by Ray Raphael ? Very interesting insight into myths and facts about our country's history.

Betty said...

I like the idea of your post!
I'm looking forward to more emails.Thank you so much for your comments.
No, it's not me in that gown.
And you know what?
When I wrote that- "my darlings" I thought you might commented like this as before. So, I had you in my mind, my friend!
Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Heff said...

I like the template change.

Heart2Heart said...


I love the intimacy and privacy of this email. It amazes me with the types of the questions on the citizenship test and wonder just how many US citizens could answer those very same questions?

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

red.neck chic said...

I need to email you some questions, huh? LOLOL

Myth Busters rocks...
here's one:
did you see the duct tape 1 and 2?

:-D happy Sunday!!!

Kelly Combs said...

Just popping over to say HI!

Anonymous said...

Myth busters...LOL! They can throw all these questions in a large barrel and blow them up...I love when they blow stuff up...

Thanks for answering my question...but which one is my answer??? Just kidding...