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  1. Subscriber FMF
    a.k.a. John W Booth
    10 May '12 05:43
    "Representative Michele Bachmann becomes a Swiss citizen"

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18011296

    No impropriety or transgression involved, of course. But, any raised eyebrows?
  2. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    10 May '12 18:18 / 1 edit
    I bet she's really a Gnome.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8534936.stm
  3. 11 May '12 17:21
    It's a non-issue, but can you imagine the screaching if a liberal politician did this? We'd be hearing, "if you want to be a foreign citizen, then why are you still here?," and the liberal would be pegged as "anti-American."
  4. Standard member sh76
    Civis Americanus Sum
    11 May '12 18:13
    Apparently, she's now renounced her Swiss citizenship.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-18011296

    What a sad state of affairs that dual citizenship is somehow seen as some sort of disloyalty.

    Switzerland provides universal healthcare, a policy that Mrs Bachmann has strongly opposed.


    ... as though it's some sort of bad thing to be a citizen of a country one of whose laws you don't think is a good idea.

  5. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    11 May '12 18:19
    I don't trust dual citizens.
  6. 11 May '12 18:24
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I don't trust dual citizens.
    Why not? What do you think they're going to do?
  7. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    11 May '12 18:27 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Kunsoo
    Why not? What do you think they're going to do?
    Well, historically they've done things like give out our nuclear technology to the country they are truly loyal to.

    With respect to Switzerland and political figures, there is enormous opportunity for abuse especially in the current climate with blatant corruption and incompetence in American and international finance
  8. 11 May '12 18:31
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    Well, historically they've done things like give out our nuclear technology to the country they are truly loyal to.

    With respect to Switzerland and political figures, there is enormous opportunity for abuse especially in the current climate with blatant corruption and incompetence in American and international finance
    Yes, imagine the terrors if the Swiss combine their knife technology with nuclear weapons...
  9. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    11 May '12 18:33
    Originally posted by KazetNagorra
    Yes, imagine the terrors if the Swiss combine their knife technology with nuclear weapons...
    Gnomes of Zurich
  10. Subscriber Sleepyguy
    Reepy Rastardly Guy
    11 May '12 18:33
    Maybe she just wants a safe place for her family to flee to when our economy collapses and we all start eating each other.
  11. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    11 May '12 18:37
    Originally posted by Sleepyguy
    Maybe she just wants a safe place for her family to flee to when our economy collapses and we all start eating each other.
    If so she's gotten too soft to be American. She probably should go to Europe but revoke her American citizenship when she does.
  12. 11 May '12 18:57
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I don't trust dual citizens.
    I don't trust people with only one citizenship.
  13. Subscriber AThousandYoung
    Poor Filipov :,(
    11 May '12 19:13 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by PsychoPawn
    I don't trust people with only one citizenship.
    That's because you're an imperialistic British arsonist who clubs baby seals and kicks around snow monkeys and ice beaners for fun:

    (warning language and crude humor)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOzG7bBylRo
    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/385754/native-canadians
  14. 11 May '12 19:18
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    That's because you're an imperialistic British arsonist who clubs baby seals and kicks around snow monkeys and ice beaners for fun:

    (warning language and crude humor)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOzG7bBylRo
    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/385754/native-canadians
    And what's wrong with that?
  15. 11 May '12 19:20
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I don't trust dual citizens.
    When Obama gives the 16 million illegal aliens amnesty should they denounce their country of origin or have dual citizenship ? For example, Mexico and the U.S.