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I hope we can agree that US citizenship is a blessing to all who choose it.

W. L. Polhemus, Jr. P.E.


On Jun 23, 2013, at 9:43 PM, <h.d.richardson(--nospam--at)> wrote:

> Fellow engineers,
> There are two subjects I avoid discussing, like the plague, on this list: 
> detailed discussions regarding your codes and politics.  But this time I 
> can not resist. I will be 77 this fall and I come from a large extended 
> family. Anyone in those circumstances gets to go to a lot of weddings. 
> Only once have I ever heard citizenship formally mentioned at a wedding 
> banquette. The groom was a Hungarian immigrant who came to Canada at 
> about age 6; the bride was also Hungarian but having come to Canada more 
> recently. The Father of the Groom was acting as Master of Ceremonies. 
> His first toast was not to the bride as is customary BUT TO CANADA!!  I 
> was speechless as were a number of other people. The point of this 
> anecdote is to back up Bill's statement that often these immigrants 
> actually do make extremely dedicated citizens, possibly because they have 
> lived with alternative citizenship. Regards, Daryl ----- Original Message 
> ----- From: "Polhemus, William" <wpolhemus(--nospam--at)> To: 
> <seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)> Sent: Sunday, June 23, 2013 1:11 PM 
> Subject: RE: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Hi Bill Allen 
>> Naturalized citizens have historically been the best Americans (or USA- 
>> ians if you please).

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