More Stupidity..

So much to do, ..so little time.

As a subscriber to (newsmax.com) I received this offering on Sunday, May 13, …

Bachmann Hit by Conservative Blogs Over Swiss Citizenship

Sunday, 13 May 2012 10:13 PM

When word got out that Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., had filed for an acquired Swiss citizenship back on March 19, she got slammed with an icy avalanche of criticism from conservative blogs, reports Politico.com.

By Thursday of this past week, the former GOP presidential contender announced she was withdrawing her citizenship in a country her husband holds dual citizenship with.

Bachmann’s trumpeting of her new citizenship didn’t sit well with conservatives.

(Sidebar) I am a conservative, (a life long conservative, ) I believe in the freedoms provided by the Constitution of the United States, ..one of which is holding dual citizenship. If anyone has a problem with an American citizen holding dual citizenship, ..they are not conservatives, ..they are not liberals, ..they are not Americans, ..they are idiots.

Continuing…

Among her detractors was Mark Krikorian of the National Review.

“Dual citizenship isn’t simply a matter of convenience, a way to make travel easier or a sentimental tie to the Auld Sod,” Krikorian added in a piece headlined “Swiss Miss.” “It’s a formal declaration of divided allegiance, civic bigamy, if you will,” Krikorian wrote.

Bachmann’s husband holds dual citizenship as a matter of birth, and the U.S. government sees no problem with such status and does not require such dual citizens to renounce their citizenship outside the United States.

But the United States does discourage citizens, like Bachmann, from seeking and applying for dual citizenship and warns such citizens may lose their U.S. citizenship.

The State Department website states: “A person who acquires a foreign citizenship by applying for it may lose U.S. citizenship. In order to lose U.S. citizenship, the law requires that the person must apply for the foreign citizenship voluntarily, by free choice, and with the intention to give up U.S. citizenship.”

(Sidebar) The entire paragraph from the State Department Website:

A U.S. Citizen (may acquire) foreign citizenship by marriage, or a person naturalized as a U.S. Citizen (may not lose) the citizenship of the country of birth. U.S. Law does not mention dual nationality or require a person to choose one citizenship or another. Also, a person who is automatically granted another citizenship (does not risk losing) U.S. Citizenship. However, a person who acquires a foreign citizenship by applying for it (may lose) U.S. Citizenship. (Here’s the kicker) “In order to lose U.S. Citizenship,” ..the law requires that the person must apply for the foreign citizenship voluntarily, by free choice, (and with the intention) to (give up) U.S. Citizenship. (if one does not have the “intention” to give up their Citizenship, ..they do not give up their Citizenship.) When someone presents something as the truth, ..it should actually be the truth.

Continuing…

When Rep. Bachmann announced that she was withdrawing her Swiss citizenship, she said it was to “make it perfectly clear” that she’s a “proud American citizen.”

A former Bachmann congressional staffer told Poltico.com: “She didn’t think there was anything wrong with holding or applying for Swiss citizenship while serving as a member of the U.S. Congress. She didn’t think it might be perceived as a conflict of interest as a candidate for president or for re-election to her House seat.”

Some detractors, however, went beyond calling for an end to any appearance of conflict of interest, casting the dual citizenship adventure as a stake through the political heart of Bachmann.

“How she thinks that she can sit in the Congress of the United States after swearing allegiance to the country of Switzerland is beyond my comprehension,” wrote conservative blogger Lori Stacy on Examiner.com. “Michele Bachmann needs to step down immediately and apologize profusely to all of our citizens and especially the residents of her district in Minnesota for carrying on this egregious offense of representing them since March 19 after becoming a citizen of a different country.”

According to Webster: al·le·giance, Loyalty or the obligation of loyalty, as to a nation, sovereign, or cause.

(Sidebar) As a child in school, I stood with my class every morning and recited, i.e., pledged, i.e., swore allegiance to the United States of America, I also at the same time swore allegiance to God. When I reported for induction into the United States Army, I again swore allegiance to America. When I got married, I swore allegiance to my wife. I’ve been married three times, swearing allegiance to a Nation a Sovereign, a Cause, or a Spouse is part of participating in life. I’m a human being, fortunate enough to be an American citizen, I appreciate the Constitution and the gentleman that authored it. I appreciate the warmth of the sun and the air that I breathe, I appreciate my freedoms. One of which, I reiterate, is to hold dual citizenship if I choose to do so. So to those of you that hold to the idea that you know better than the Constitution and our founding fathers in deciding the validity of the freedoms provided in the Constitution, you are in desperate need of an allegiance adjustment. In my opinion, when it comes to allegiance in this instance, I find myself siding with the woman that threw her hat in the ring to work for the people in her district, which she does every day. As opposed to an individual who fled his nation of birth to piggyback on the efforts and the accomplishments of individuals responsible enough not to flee their nation of birth for a more comfortable berth.

Continuing…

Bachmann’s latest fiasco may mean a continued erosion of support she holds from patriotic tea party supporters.

Bachmann has already been criticized for raising millions of dollars nationally for her congressional seat, promising to remain a thorn in theWashington establishment. Instead of fulfilling that promise, Bachmann used millions of the funds she raised for a losing presidential bid many saw as an ego trip for her.

(Again) For the really Stupid, .. Michele Bachmann, “in my opinion,” is an American with more patriotism and allegiance to America in her little finger, ..than the oaf below has in his entire ancestry.

 Florida State Soccer Coach – Mark Krikorian

Mark Krikorian is an Armenian (anti-immigration activist.) He is the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a think-tank in Washington, D.C. that promotes stricter immigration control and enforcement. He is a regular contributor to the conservative publication National Review, and is as a regular participant at National Review Online’s “The Corner”.

(Sidebar) Ya gotta love an immigrant, ..that is anti-immigration! (or do you?)

Krikorian frequently testifies before Congress and has published articles in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Commentary, National Review, and elsewhere. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nightline, the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, National Public Radio and many other television and radio programs.

Early life..

Krikorian studied two years at Yerevan State University in then-Soviet Armenia, after which he moved to the United States and obtained a Bachelors Degree from Georgetown University followed by a Masters Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Before joining CIS in February 1995, Krikorian was an editor at The Winchester Star, and worked as editor of an electronic media publication on marketing. He wrote for the monthly newsletter of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

Mr. Krikorian has written two Books…

The New Case Against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal.

How Obama is Transforming America Through Immigration. (Source Wikipedia)

If I were asking questions; ..Ooops! Maybe it’s my age? ..or the fact that I don’t get paid for what I share?

I am asking the questions, ..’cuz this is my stage. Therefore, my first question for Mr. Krikorian is; “As an immigrant from Soviet Armenia, where do you come by the “authority” or the “audacity” to challenge anyone to pursue their life as they see fit?

According to Webster: au·thor·i·ty, The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.

According to Webster: au·dac·i·ty, (in context) An act of insolent heedlessness; presumptuous

I like Michele Bachmann, not as much as I liked Sarah Palin, nevertheless I was monumentally pleased with Michelle for having the “tenacity” to step into the ring against the “Good Old Boys Club.”

According to Webster: te·nac·i·ty, The state or quality of being tenacious; persevering.

My second question for Mr. Krikorian; “If you are indeed a conservative as advertised, what is your “motivation” for your “attack” against another conservative?

According to Webster: mo·ti·va·tion, (in context) An inducement or incentive.

According to Webster: at·tack, (in context) To criticize strongly in a hostile manner.

Third Question; Are you a chauvinist? Do you believe that women don’t have the same capacity for understanding the necessities required by mankind to be happy and prosper?

Forth Question; Mr. Krikorian, ..did you have a mother?

Last Question; Is America a free country?

Summation; If Mr. Krikorian did indeed have a mother? ..it is my “categorical opinion,” that she failed him.

Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow

Crusader Rabbit…

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