I saw this story and it was too good to pass up.
Representative Michelle Bachmann (R) from the 6th District of
Minnesota and former presidential candidate, released a statement a couple of
days ago renouncing her duel Swiss citizenship which she acquired from her
marriage to her husband Marcus. Her statement
and I quote...
Today I sent a letter to the Swiss Consulate requesting withdrawal of my dual Swiss citizenship, which was conferred upon me by operation of Swiss law when I married my husband in 1978. I took this action because I want to make it perfectly clear: I was born in America and I am a proud American citizen. I am,and always have been, 100 percent committed to our United States Constitution and the United States of America. As the daughter of an Air Force veteran, stepdaughter of an Army veteran and sister of a Navy veteran, I am proud of my allegiance to the greatest nation the world has ever known.
Wow. Just by God wow. She’s such a patriot that she feels she must withdraw her
Swiss dual citizenship because if she doesn’t, she’s not a true American. I
always knew she was a little off-kilter but this is something else.
Just because you have a dual citizenship does not mean you’re not loyal to your
country, in this case the United States. Some people do it for their jobs.
Sports athletes do it if they have to cross over the border on a regular basis.
Hockey comes to mind. Actors and actresses have done it. Some have a
citizenship to our country due to a love of the freedoms we have and the ideal
that we were founded on. Craig Ferguson from “The Late Late Show” on CBS is a
But I refuse to believe that the “honorable” Ms. Bachmann would consider
herself less than an American by having a (gasp) citizenship to another country
as well as the country in which she was born in. The lines in her statement, “I
am, and always have been, 100 percent committed to our United States
Constitution and the United States of America” and “I am
proud of my allegiance to the greatest nation the world has ever known” absolutely
kill me. Calm down, Captain America. Nobody is questioning your patriotism (if
anyone cares). But you sound WAY over the top proclaiming your love to “the
greatest country the world has ever known”.
I am a patriot and I love my country. It gives me freedoms that people have
lived, fought, and died for. In some countries I could be imprisoned and/or
killed for saying what’s on my mind, but I’m not going to jump up and down
saying we’re the greatest country ever. That gets a little obnoxious after a
while. I am proud to be an American, but I’m not going to make a spectacle of myself
saying I’m proud to be an American. I don’t buy into the thought of you having
to do this, this, and this to be a patriot or if you don’t you don’t love your
country. I call bullshit on that one. Patriotism is a state of mind, not how
much you flash your red, white, and blues.
Bottom line, Patriotism can turn into fanaticism pretty quick and it doesn’t
take much to see that Michelle Bachmann is wrapped in her flag just a bit too