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  •  MB (0+ / 0-)

    Apologies for being late in replying to this controversy I created - most often, I'm "early to bed and early to rise" on the East Coast.

    I'd like to point out, first, that I made no accusations in my comment, although, in retrospect, I can understand how one might think an accusation was implied.  I was merely stating a fact - a country cannot be "foreign" to a person if the person holds citizenship in that country - and what I believed to be fact.  I don't remember now where I read the account, but I do remember that it was around the time of the imbroglio over Bachmann's attempt to hold Swiss citizenship.  In my search to satisfy the request for evidence, I get a number of sites, none of which I've read previously and all of which I'd be particularly reticent to cite as reliable, so I'll retract the comment.

    •  How about the "others in Congress"? (3+ / 0-)

      Were those "others" just Ms. Bachmann, or were you thinking of anyone else? I think it would be salutary for you to share the names of the other members of Congress you had in mind, provide sources if you can recall any, and help the community try to understand where the recurring speculation about dual loyalty comes from.  In other words, now that you have withdrawn the comment with respect to Schumer, perhaps you can educate all of us about the origin of this recurring accusation more generally and help clear the air.

      •  word, (0+ / 0-)

        I'm trying to understand why you say I had others "in mind" and why you think my comment is only retracted in part.  I can only imagine it is because you have concluded that the article I read concerned Schumer only.  And, no, I won't be discussing the article further, nor will I be participating in a discussion about dual loyalty - I did not mention that terminology, nor did I intend that my comment should imply it.

        •  dharmafarmer, (1+ / 0-)
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          I appreciate your courteous reply.  I thought you must have had other dual citizens in mind because you wrote:

          ... Schumer - he, like a number of others in Congress, has dual citizenship.
          So it seemed that somewhere you were informed (or misinformed) that multiple members of Congress have dual citizenship. If this is true, or if it is a lie that is being spread maliciously, it is worth getting to the source. Although you have retracted your comment, the [mis]information is still out there.

          I don't see much difference between dual citizenship and dual loyalty unless there is a suggestion that a member of Congress is loyal to the non-US citizenship and disloyal to the US - then there would be no dual loyalty despite dual citizenship, but the member of Congress would be disloyal to us. Not a possibility I would like to entertain about elected Democrats.

          Anyway, you can choose not to discuss your source further - perhaps it was inherently not credible or not respectable - but I do think it was at least worth trying to figure out how these kinds of lies (not really very different from the whole Obama-born-in-Kenya thing) get circulated and believed.

        •  It seems to be something of an urban legend (0+ / 0-)

          I did a quick search and several hundred thousand results come up for Schumer, despite it apparently not being true.

          Apparently nothing will ever teach these people that the other 99 percent of the population exist. —George Orwell

          by ukit on Wed Nov 27, 2013 at 12:02:45 AM PST

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