While filling out my US Citizenship paperwork (form N-400, for those who care to look), there are umpteen questions that you must answer either 'yes' or 'no'. These are supposed to help certify that you are a 'good moral' character, which is of course mandatory because we already have enough felons in here. This includes answering questions like:
- Have you ever been a habitual drunkard?
- Have you ever been arrested, cited or detained ...?
and the best is:
9. Have you EVER advocated (either directly or indirectly) the overthrow
of any government by force or violence?
It is a pity that my only choices are yes and no; I am rather inclined to answer "NO, but YOU have."