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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by rdowns, May 12, 2012.
My pray the Swiss away reparative therapy worked. Just sayin'.
This is just too funny.
What a shame.
She'll never get to visit Romney's money....
Too funny, probably looking for her escape exit when the country implodes. I always thought (maybe incorrectly) that dual citizenship was only allowed while you were a child and at some point you had to decide one or the other?
I think some countries may be like that, but the US isn't they have no problem with you having dual citizenship.
this is pretty funny.
although all the criticism of dual-citizenship from the right are ridiculous in a general context, I have to say that it does seem bizarre for someone wanting to actually be the president of one of the two countries (i don't see much of a problem for congress).
and most certainly it wasn't an 'automatic' event. a friend of mine married a swiss citizen and had to go through a bazillion hoops to get it.
but given how she panders to the ultra-right-wing nuts, this might well be the end of her political career. how sad....
As far as I know, Swiss citizenship is for life, even if acquired by marriage.
The Swiss may be a little racist, but they definitely wouldn't subscribe to her economic views.
What gave you that idea?
Why would you think this? Most of the people I know here are dual citizens. I could technically become a triple citizen after marriage if I cared to.
Her making the citizenship sound involuntary is funny though.
My guess is that most homogenous groups of people are racist to some degree until they have mixed with others who are different and have had a chance to reevaluate. Just an observation, not a statement in support of racist Swiss.
I thought that banning dual citizenship, which had been US policy for years, was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. However, aren't there planks in the Constitution that prevent anybody who has pledged loyalty to another country from serving in certain roles (president, army, etc.)? I've considered getting citizenship of the UK, but then I would have to take a pledge to be a subject of HM the Queen (m'eh), and quite possibly her useless son after that (the horror, the horror). Just doesn't sit right with me.
It used to be that way, but it's changed now (at least in Norway). You can keep dual (Norwegian) citizenship as long as you're born with it, meaning they no longer force you to choose one or the other when you turn 18, but I think if as an adult you acquire a second citizenship the rules may be different.
She still scares me.
I actually wish they would auto revoke my citizenship, then I wouldn't have to worry about filing taxes with the US and penalties with the IRS.
Can't you get a dishonorable discharge from servitude??
Just go to the embassy and renounce your citizenship if you don't want it, they will let you.
I am only a permanent resident as of now, but once I get citizenship in two years I will most likely do this. If I understand the rules properly I will still be obligated to file US taxes for 10 years after renouncing. So I will be 40 years old before I don't have to report to the overlord.
You're getting off lucky.
They own other people's ass until they die, either naturally or in servitude.
60% ban on minarets, the election of a racist part as the largest party in their lower house, first-hand comments and conversation from my Uncle and Aunt who live there. (My Aunt was born and raised there all her life, and admits the Swiss are very tight-nit in this way.)
I'm not saying they're some monolithically overwhelmingly racist country. But the current definitely pervades the country.
That's all thanks to the Swiss People's Party, our equivalent of the GOP, which does not represent the rest of Switzerland. It's thanks to them most voting results seem anti-foreign, and all due to scary advertising tactics, immense fudning and some of their most popular members stirring up a storm every ****ing time.
Come to think of it, Mrs. Bachmann would fit right into it.
They won 27% of the vote. I think that at any given moment, 1/3 of any country is made up of this kind of people.
Here's an article of disputable purpose, but informative none the less.
Thanks guys for the info!
Aw man....I was hoping she would move and they would keep her. She'd fit right in with all those Chalet style cuckoo clocks. Her husband? Well, I am not sure he really fits in anywhere. lol
Funny cos I wouldn't have batted an eyelid if a British politician had dual-citizenship..