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Michele Bachmann: Swiss Citizen Since 1978

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Posted on May 10, 2012
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Michele Bachmann at the 2010 Conservative Political Action Conference.

But maybe not for much longer. The Minnesota congresswoman asked the Swiss government Thursday to revoke her double citizenship, which she acquired upon marrying her husband in 1978. Bachmann didn’t tell voters about her dual nationality when she ran for Congress or president of the United States.

Though Bachmann says the disclosure is a “non-story,” she wants Americans to know that she is proud to be a U.S. citizen. —ARK

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“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,” said Bachmann in a statement.

“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,” she added.

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By berniem, May 13, 2012 at 1:17 pm Link to this comment

Personally, I think that some “soft” money found its way into one of her PACs after she agreed to drop her citizenship thus avoiding further embarassment to the Swiss.

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By steve, May 13, 2012 at 12:07 pm Link to this comment
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I’m guessing that a Swiss passport would be valuable
thing to have if our society collapses and and there
was an American diaspora was to begin. I doubt
Switzerland would be generous with refugee visas. I
know something like that’s really unlikely but I’d
sure be glad I had one if it did happen. I’m thinking
Bachman wouldn’t look like such a fool if it did and
she hadn’t rescinded that Swiss citizenship already.
She’d get to see the riots up close and personal; I’m
sure the pitchfork and torch carriers would be making
a stop at Che’ Bachman with tar and feathers (at the
very least!). No watching the excitement on the Swiss
CNN equivalent while sipping hot chocolate for our
favorite rightwing wackjob milf. Enjoy the show.

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By Rehmat, May 13, 2012 at 6:15 am Link to this comment

I don’t understand why the Zionist mainstream media is making Rep. Michele Bachmann’s US-Swiss dual citizenship a big issue these days. After all there are hundreds of American Jews and some Christians who carry US-Israel dual citizenship while holding some of most powerful posts in US administrations – from master-spy Jonathan Pollard to former US Attoney General Michael Mukasey to former head Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. Even Israeli prime minister, Netanyahu and Tel Aviv’s ambassador in Washington, Michael Oren, carry US-Israel dual citizenship…...

http://rehmat1.com/2012/05/13/bachmann-why-i-cant-have-dual-citizenship/

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By Clay, May 12, 2012 at 8:14 pm Link to this comment
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Is she eligible to be in Congress? That’s a huge
omission. What a snatch.

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By Rehmat, May 12, 2012 at 7:27 pm Link to this comment

She is a typical Zionist nut case.

On November 13, Republican presidential hopeful, Israel-Firster Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), talking with Zionist Jew David Michael Gregory on NBC’s Sunday morning talk show Meet the Press claimed that Iraqis should pay $800 billion for the privilege of having invaded and occupied by the US forces for last eight years. And she had the nerve to add that Iraq should pay at least $1 million for each of 4,400 US soldiers died in Iraq for the Wall Street and Israel.

http://rehmat1.com/2011/11/15/bachmann-‘iraqis-owe-us-billions-of-dollars’/

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By Ez, May 12, 2012 at 4:39 pm Link to this comment
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“the greatest nation the world has ever known” ....oh dear USA. You are sadly
deluded and self absorbed. The rest of the world do not envy you. Frankly I
wouldn’t even want to visit. Your politicians and religious people scare me. Your
obsession with war, guns, and imprisoning your own population is less than
appealing.

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By citoyenne mondiale, May 12, 2012 at 12:13 pm Link to this comment
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My mama always insisted on loyalty to one country but if I had pursued it perhaps I could have had quadruple citizenship since my parents each came from different countries and their children were born in yet another country.  We all became Naturalized Citizens of the U.S. but never felt entitled in the way new immigrants seem to these days.

In fact we even felt ‘unworthy’ and needing to prove our loyalty.  It was considered very rude to speak a foreign language in front of people who didn’t understand it and we were reprimanded for such insensitivity if ever it inadvertantly happened.

It’s astounding to me now to see ballots written in foreign languages. It’s no wonder Ms. Bachman was so cavalier about having dual citizenship.  It must all be symptomatic of the New World Order .

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By prisnersdilema, May 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm Link to this comment

I have feeling there are lots of secrets squirreled away in Ms. Bachman. Why else would
she need to be such a fake? Stay tuned…

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By yed, May 11, 2012 at 8:43 pm Link to this comment
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Swiss.  That’s almost French isn’t it?

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By bluejeanne, May 11, 2012 at 4:29 pm Link to this comment
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How convenient to be a citizen of Switzerland if you run for office in the United States of America and you want to safeguard the large donations of a campaign__ tax-free in your Swiss bank account.

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By David Noland, May 11, 2012 at 1:03 pm Link to this comment
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Maybe the Bachmanns have found a cure for neutrality.

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By Paul McGuire, May 11, 2012 at 6:38 am Link to this comment
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If she has her Swiss citizenship revoked, she’s doubly
stupid.

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By PatrickHenry, May 11, 2012 at 3:32 am Link to this comment

Bachmann’s is a fanatical supporter of Israel, a country founded, run and supported by dual citizens who make up the bulk of its intelligence apparatus.

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By RGO, May 11, 2012 at 2:26 am Link to this comment

“Swiss Embassy spokesperson Norbert Baerlocher declined to comment on Bachmann’s case.”

Although someone thought they heard him say under his breath:  “Thank God.”

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