Passports, Citizenship and all

I just had my passport renewed. Hard to believe ten years have passed with all those stamps on the pages. It reminded me what value it has to be a citizen of this country. And THAT reminded me of all the birther arguments about who can be President.
As it happens my son was born in London. I rushed to the American
Embassy to get him an American birth certificate. It assured him
and myself of the ability to move in a world where many gates are often closed and locked.
I was told by the person who took down the paperwork that while my son was now a citizen he could never be President. Born on foreign soil. The thought of a red-faced baby as President did not strike me as pobable at that time….until I see the red-faced
candidates acting out on TV. But , save your breath, Alex grew up and wanted to be an artist, not a politician.
I value my passport and my citizenship both. People should not speak so blithely of loyalties. We all have homes. I know mine is here.

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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