I’ve heard that at one time (possibly about a hundred years ago) prospective immigrants (or maybe it was just visitors) to the USA had to fill out a form including the question:
"Do you intend to overthrow the Government of the United States by force or violence?"
Does anyone know if this could possibly be true? Surely the US government didn’t really expect anyone, even if they *were *bent on revolution, to answer this question in the affirmative?
(I’ve also heard that George Bernard Shaw, arriving in the USA for a speaking tour, and confronted with this question, wrote “Sole purpose of visit”. They let him in anyway.)
It sounds like BS to me, but could it possibly be true?