Monticello 4th- New citizens and Tracey Ullman
One of this country's cherished ideals is that anyone can grow up to be president. "I couldn't grow up to be a member of the royal family, and that always rankled me," said British-born comedienne Tracey Ullman at Monticello on July 4. Ullman became a U.S. citizen in 2006 after living in the country 25 years.
The perception of Americans abroad, said Ullman, is one of "white teeth and confidence." She reminded the 71 newly sworn-in citizens that they've earned the right to be Americans and exhorted them to go forth with confidence.