Although the women of the United States are confined within the narrow circle of domestic life, and their situation is, in some respects, one of extreme dependence, I have nowhere seen woman occupying a loftier position; and if I were asked... in which I have spoken of so many important things done by Americans, to what the singular prosperity and growing strength of that people ought mainly to be attributed, I should reply, To the superiority of their women.

--Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Michelle Bachmann Gets Dual Citizenship

Anyone else think this is kind of weird? She recently became a citizen of Switzerland. Her in-laws were native Swiss, but what I don't get is why and now?




POLITICO reported Tuesday that the Republican congresswoman became a Swiss citizen on March 19 due to her husband’s heritage. Her three youngest children also automatically received Swiss citizenship. (A Bachmann spokesperson said in an email that “some of their children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual-citizenship so they went through the process as a family.”)

You can read the entire article if you want, but it doesn't help explain what she wants with a Swiss citizenship. I, for one, am a little miffed that a sitting member of the Permanent Select Committee for Intelligence now has allegiance to another country. Apparently, I'm not alone. Andrew Pavelyev of the HuffPo writes: 
American citizens should not have any other citizenship. Before I even became naturalized, I renounced my Russian citizenship (and had to pay the Russian embassy for the pleasure). Then, at the naturalization ceremony I had to declare that "I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen," and so does every naturalized citizen.
But it is an entirely different matter to apply for foreign citizenship, let alone on such flimsy grounds as having foreign-born in-laws.What makes it worse, is that Mrs. Bachmann has repeatedly and proudly proclaimed her American patriotism, especially during her recent presidential campaign (I am really curious to know whether she applied for foreign citizenship while still running for president of the United States). To make it even worse, she is a member of Congress (currently running for re-election). Read the rest, because he makes a lot of great points.
My question is, what's coming across her intelligence desk that she is making an out for herself? Her kids wanted dual-citizenship, so she, a sitting Congresswoman had to get it too? Yeah, right. Maybe Homeland Security is prepping for civil war for when the dollar collapses and she plans to be hiking the Alps. Or maybe, she wants to show how much she agrees with Ron Paul's foreign policy by becoming a citizen of a country that has a track record of neutrality. 

16 comments:

  1. I'm confused. I understand that her minor children are allowed to have dual citizenship. I was under the understanding that in those cases the children must decide when they become 18 which citizenship they will keep. maube the laws have changed. But, how is it that Michelle can have dual citizenship?

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    1. The minor children got their Swiss citizenship automatically because she and her husband applied for Swiss citizenship. The rest of the article just goes on about how Switzerland is politically organized. Notably absent is any comment or analysis on a sitting congressperson's becoming a citizen of another nation. Bizarre. But par for the course with Bachmann.
      Rahm Emmanuel was another Congress-critter that has duel citizenship with Israel, as well as Michael Chertoff.

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  2. I supported her-
    See why I trust no one !! in power-!!

    Carol-CS

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  3. Thats ok, I am making sure my passport is up to date! One would have to be foolish not to prepare for one's children.

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    1. I, like most Americans, can't afford to move anywhere else. I wonder if she realizes that in one way, Switzerland is like Mount Doom for all this central bankstering going on. It is home to the Bank of International Settlements and all.

      Another thing that really got me about Michelle is that she would invoke the Almighty all the time, once saying he was going to do a miracle, getting her to win Iowa. When it didn't happen, it she goes on and God's name was reduced in the eyes of nonbelievers. You don't just throw His name around like that. After all she said about America to do this as a member of our national leadership is just cowardly in my opinion.

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  4. Maybe she see's the handwriting and desires to have an escape [from America] route. I can hardly blame her for that. I'm looking into it myself.


    RM, did you know you've got audio playing when your site comes up?

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    1. Did not know that - I can't hear anything. Now that's weird.
      Will try to track it down, thanks.

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    2. It's not playing this time, maybe it's on a post that rolled off the page.

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    3. Republican motherMay 11, 2012 at 6:01 PM

      yeah, it was an embedded vid that was all wonky. I put it below the fold.

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  5. Did everyone miss Ted Kennedy knighted while sitting in the Senate?
    Sir Teddy?
    Not allowed -stated so in the Constitution! Why was that not questioned?

    Yea, Kid- I clicked close and reopened this blog to see if My computer was playing from another tab.
    But it was this blog playing two different short incomplete audio sounds.

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    1. I missed that. Maybe that happened when I was kid, eating fruit roll-ups and thinking my country was the best.

      Thanks for the audio warning. I'll look and see what it could be.

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  6. "My question is, what's coming across her intelligence desk that she is making an out for herself?"

    Funny, because that's the first thing I thought of too. Sounds like a contingency plan. What is it she feels she may have to run from?

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    1. Do you also see the irony of her choosing the only country that has Ron Paul's foreign policy? After all the belittling he received, I find it humorous that she would go there. Do you reckon she'll start agitating the Swiss to fight Sharia and the Caliphate?

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  7. Sounds hinkey at best. I weary of those that will leave this country when the going gets tough. When are they willing to draw a line in the sand and take a stand? Do they really think that if everything goes to hell in a hand basket here in the USA that there's going to be a safe place on earth? As an anonymous paratrooper was to have said at the Battle of Bastogne during WWII when the German Army had them surrounded, "They have us surrounded, the poor bastards."

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    1. I remember my hometown parades when the VFW would have a float with a banner saying "These colors don't run". A Christian looks at the fig tree and knows the time we're living in. The Earth really is enemy occupied territory, but the bad news for Satan is that he's about to be evicted. Like a trashy person about to be foreclosed, he's smashing and destroying everything in sight, laws, human beings, the environment, institutions, money, etc. The Book does say he came to steal, kill, and destroy.

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