Thankfully showing intent while researching our position is an easy enough process. I do it by using bumper stickers on my car detailing my intent, I also print shirts that tell folks of my intent and mindset. I run a blog and youtube channel speaking of the same subject matter and my intent as well.
When it is time for status change, it is clear not only by my declaration, but my intent has been well known for years now as to me not belonging to their political society.
If you think you can accept government benefits and such one day, and then change status and you are good, then friend you are mistaken. When confronted about your status, you best make damn sure, you have years of evidence backing your intent to be free. If you have to use a government program or benefit, say FRN'S, then make a public declaration about how you are using it because you must.
About intent, let us take a look at 8 USC 1481(b)
Whenever the loss of United States nationality is put in issue in any action or proceeding commenced on or after September 26, 1961 under, or by virtue of, the provisions of this chapter or any other Act, the burden shall be upon the person or party claiming that such loss occurred, to establish such claim by a preponderance of the evidence.
Now let us look at the legal definition of the word intent.
IntentA determination to perform a particular act or to act in a particular manner for a specific reason; an aim or design; a resolution to use a certain means to reach an end.
Intent is a mental attitude with which an individual acts, and therefore it cannot ordinarily be directly proved but must be inferred from surrounding facts and circumstances. Intent refers only to the state of mind with which the act is done or omitted. It differs from motive, which is what prompts a person to act or to fail to act.
Let start showing our intent folks.