[–] Owlchemy 3 points (+3|-0)

This should never have been allowed in the first place. No one, no matter what nation, should have dual citizenship as an American. When I was a kid, if someone became a citizen, they were required to take an oath of allegiance to the USA and renounce any other citizenship. Somewhere over time that changed and we've gone downhill ever since.

[–] AOU 1 point (+1|-0)

Somewhere over time that changed

I can't seem to find when the change happened.

Dual Nationality

Section 101(a)(22) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) states that “the term ‘national of the United States’ means (A) a citizen of the United States, or (B) a person who, though not a citizen of the United States, owes permanent allegiance to the United States.” Therefore, U.S. citizens are also U.S. nationals


(22) The term "national of the United States" means:

(A) a citizen of the United States, or

(B) a person who, though not a citizen of the United States, owes permanent allegiance to the United States.


[–] Owlchemy 3 points (+3|-0)

I have no idea. I only recall being taught in school as a kid that when you became a naturalized citizen it was required that you renounce citizenship of the country from which you came and swore allegiance to the USA. Beyond that, I'm uncertain. But dual citizenship, especially now with all the birthright citizenship crap where Chinese comer here just to have their baby, then go home so the kid is an American citizen ... that crap is BS and should be stopped. Immigrate here and become a citizen, fine ... become a citizen yet still see yourself as a Mexican, whatever, that's BS.

[–] Professor_de_la_Paz 2 points (+2|-0)

Lets look at this another way.
Rather than strip them of dual citizenship, forbid anyone from holding office if they maintain dual citizenship.

[–] COFfer 2 points (+2|-0)

Give them no quarter. If you're in for a penny, you're in for a pound. It's fine to be proud of your heritage, join all the social clubs you want that want a remembrance, but citizenship means allegiance to one country and only one. Part of the cost of benefitting from the hard work of our founders.

I agree with that for anyone who wants to hold more than a local office, but not necessarily for your average citizen. I have a friend with a US father and a New Zealand mother. She hold dual citizenship and I don't think there's any reason why she shouldn't.

[–] smallpond 0 point (+0|-0)

Why wouldn't you link to the full article? It's like you want to minimize information content.

[–] AOU 0 point (+0|-0)

I can see that you are still butthurt from our last exchange, and now you try to attack me on a different topic. 😂

[–] smallpond 0 point (+0|-0)

It's no attack snowflake. I'm genuinely curious as to why you'd just screenshot the title - but I have to expect a moron's answer from a moron.