I am officially a census taker. And, I went through fingerprint-taking training. And, had my fingerprints taken. I am on record, now.

But the most interesting part was… I had to swear an oath to uphold the Constitution. I mean, uphold the Constitution. Like bear arms to defend it and the whole nine yards. Like politicians do. This will add a new level of moral jeopardy to my life, I’m sure.

(Actually, being true to the rabble-rouser inside me, I affirmed that I would uphold the Constitution, and I skipped the bit about god at the end. Neither lightning nor the guys on either side smote me. But, for what it’s worth, the guys were deaf old guys.)

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