Why America Needs Dual Citizens

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Over the second half of the last century, America’s demographics have changed wildly as immigrants flocked to our shores from all over the world in search of a better life. Previously only available to descendants of the British Isles, America now enjoys a diverse melting pot of cultures, making it a center for international business and trade. Many immigrants to America have retained citizenship in their countries of origin, giving them a more international, global perspective and making them less prone to nationalism and protectionism. Right-wing nationalists have harshly criticized dual citizenship, claiming that it raises questions about one’s allegiance to America, but allegiance aside, studies show that dual citizens tend to be smarter than average and add far greater value to America than blind American patriots.

Dual citizens are the gateway between America and the outside world, providing valuable links with our allies and trading partners. Even many of our politicians now have dual citizenship, and actively promote policies that benefit both America and their country of origin. This should not be frowned upon, as many of these politicians are vital to the formulation and execution of our foreign policy goals, especially those regarding Israel and the Middle East. In addition, many politicians with dual citizenship are in a perfect position to design immigration policies that work for future immigrants from their country of origin. By bridging the cultural divides between America and other countries, dual citizens also help American businesses establish international partnerships and export their products overseas.

Dual citizens should be proud of their heritage, and not feel that they have to pledge an allegiance to any particular country. International trade benefits everyone, and those who choose to work in America while promoting the interests of their home country by for example sending money to relatives in Mexico, or supporting US foreign policy that benefits Israel, should not feel guilty in any way. Israeli-Americans, Mexican-Americans, Nigerian-Americans, Indian-Americans, Asian-Americans and many others, should wear their dual citizenship with pride, and wave both flags in celebration of their dual identity. America is no longer the isolated country it once was – it is now an international hub to be enjoyed by all, and it should be open to everybody from all over the world. Trump’s attempt to reestablish American nationalism is unlikely to last for long, as America’s identity is now truly international, and most Americans want to be part of a new world order that promotes cooperation, trade, and the free movement of people between nations. Despite what Trump says, globalism is the future, not nationalism, and many dual citizens are paving the way for a more open America which eventually dissolves into a greater union.

mike radant
mike radant

It figures it’s a kike that wrote this article! Jews need to be wiped out once and for all!

#hate-speech

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Jews built this country you disgusting bigot!! America would have fallen apart by now if it hadn’t been for Jewish immigration! Our entire banking system including the Federal Reserve bank itself, our legal industry, our pharmaceutical drug industry, Hollywood and the accredited media all have considerable Jewish American leadership!! And what thanks do they get?? Nothing but abuse and harassment from Trump supporting fascists!!

Alexander
Alexander

Fascism is indeed on the rise. Over the past eight (or more) years, government and business have been united against fascism. But now, how can we stop fascism if government and corporations are not working from the same playbook?

backtotheoven
backtotheoven

and goyim built israel, you jewish nazi!

#hate-speech

richandrenee

You think it’s ok to say that Mike? Well it’s not – it’s exactly the type of speech that led to Auschwitz.

We are not going to let it happen again – we’re ringing the FBI right now.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

We really need internet regulations ASAP. It’s a full time job flagging these right-wing trolls and countering their hate speech! I wish Twitter, Facebook and Microsoft would hurry up with that database of hate-phrases and start filtering out this hateful content.

richandrenee

Sensible internet regulation and robust cyber-bulling laws are a fundamental human right.

backtotheoven
backtotheoven

and what kind of speech led to holodomor?

Jewish managed their own death camps, jester.

#hate-speech

Alexander
Alexander

The biggest problem with our current dual citizenship policy is the xenophobic residency requirement. We need a simple, but multi-language, procedure for permitting anyone in the world to apply for and obtain US citizenship, i.e. the Afforbable Care Act of citizenship. If you like your current citizenship, you can keep it.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

I agree. It should be possible to become a US citizen without living or working in the US. Many people want to do business in America, set up an American bank account, or benefit from Obamacare, but do not want to travel to the US. These people should be offered a simple path to citizenship that allows them to become part of our international network.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Everyone agrees that we need a global living wage, except for whites who will be forced to pay for the bulk of it. It’s a white privilege issue, which unfortunately still runs deep in America and throughout the world.

fox
fox

you are totally dumb and a racist and have no clue about any topic that you write about.

fox
fox

“to benefit from Obamacare”?? WTF!? Almost ANY health insurance scheme in any advanced nation on this planet is way, way, way better than your crap called Obamacare. It would be the least thing to be aspired by ANY foreigner. You obviously have never been outside your home country or else you would not write such total nonsense. As for citizenship without ever even living in that country – what sense does it make? Are you aware that it would allow gazillions of foreigners to actually decide about senate, congress and presidency – even though they would never ever have to bear the cosequences? The more I read from you the more I get the impressiopn you have the intellect of a mentally disabled 8 year old.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Obama has already promised Obamacare to struggling undocumented Americans, so what I’m proposing is not even controversial! Yes, I’m aware that giving foreigners citizenship would allow them to vote – is there a problem with that? Are you worried that they won’t vote for a bigot like Trump?

richandrenee

You just take a step back please fox – MDB is a much loved and well respected editor. He is also a world renowned expert in Obamacare and its benefits.

As you seem unable to offer any constructive ideas to this discussion – we suggest you keep your foolish mouth shut.

Your childish insults are not welcome.

Sugarlock
Sugarlock

Mr. fox, do you realize that you are insulting the intelligence of the author of “The Oppression Pyramid,” “Why Poor People Should Have More Children”, and many other famous articles? MillionDollarBonus has people waiting in line for interviews, but only rations out interviews to the most deserving. Mr. fox, are you aware that your foolish comments are now being read by tens of thousands of people around the world?

Shekelstein
Shekelstein

Hilarious ,and yet Jews will not ever allow muslims and blacks to change the demographics and breed out their “country”.STFU you hypocrite fool!

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Wow – there is some serious hatred for Jews among you alt right fascists! Why so much hate for a group that has done so much for this country?

fox
fox

what have “THE” Jews done for this country that sets them aparft from other religions? In any case, they have done plenty for themselves. Almost half of ALL billionaires in the USA are Jews! While they just account for 2 % of the population. almost 20 % of jewish householdsearn an income of at least a million $ a year.
It pays well to controll virtually all the large banks and the Federal Reserve. Speaking of the latter, it is one of the most devilish and most dangerous institutions for ordinary US citizen. You have no clue, as usual, MDB.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

The same Federal Reserve that puts food on the tables of millions of hard-working Americans by maintaining maximum employment and stable prices? That Federal Reserve? Let’s face it, America would be a wasteland without recent waves of immigration – especially Jewish immigration.

More CRAZY ideas
More CRAZY ideas

Accredited Times has been (((compromised))).

#hate-speech

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

The use of triple brackets is hate speech and will not be tolerated on this site. Soon using triple brackets in a sentence will be an imprisonable offense, so bigots like you can be silenced for good!

fox
fox

yeah, we need total censorship everywhere, a police state and of course the will of the people must be turned on its head by handing Hitlary the election via “faithless” electors .(bought up by Nazi-collaborateur Soros and his ilk). Dictatorship, here we come.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

I’ll tell you what strikes me as a dictatorship – electing Trump when Hillary won the popular vote!

gdpbull
gdpbull

)))More CRAZY ideas((( is just jealous that he, she, or it is not a Jew.

Black Lives Matter

Celebrate diversity!

Different
Individuals
Valuing
Each other
Regardless of
Skin
Intellect
Talent or
Years

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Immigrants strengthen the economy and strengthen the cultural fabric of a nation. Opposition to new cultures and ideas is xenophobia, which should not be tolerated in the 21st century.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

That’s a fine proposal. It’s a pity that we have to worry about such things though, when in reality we should all be living under a single new world order. Borders represent division, hatred and fascism – we need to do away with them and institute something on a global level.

Mohammed bin Sayidul
Mohammed bin Sayidul

As a young Muslim male (PGPs Zwie and Zwis), I have experienced the hardship which foreign globalists face upon moving to this country firsthand. President Obama has guaranteed safe spaces for my people throughout the U.S., a marvelous thing, but getting here is the real problem. When my Syrian Air flight touched down in LaGuardia, I and the nearly fifty other male Muslim travelers in their mid-twenties were immediately hustled off the plane and into a TSA detainment center. I was asked by one Officer Dombrowski to remove the “towel” from my head. When I refused, I was made to do so at gunpoint. My luggage was also searched, and my homemade alarm clock which I had made for a school project in high school in Aleppo was also seized. Furthermore, I was subjected to a strip search by MALE officers even though I identify as ZWIE!

I am lucky to have made it through that Jahannam-hole alive, and I know that each day dozens of my compatriots looking for a better life in Amerika do not. I hope to offer this anecdote to all of the right-wing xenophobes on this site in the hopes that they might at least find one iota of sympathy and common sense within their dense skulls. With Trump as president I fear things will change for the worse, but as Madame Hillary has said before, “Can’t we just drone this guy?”

fox
fox

You and your terrorist islamist friends will surely be a great asset to the USA and its people. At least you do not pretend to be a refugee but clearly state you just want to have a better life – which I fully understand. Can’t await, though when 500 million Africans start to move to the USA when MDB’s crazy open borders and citizenship for everyone got ever enacted. All of a sudden, a lot of Americans (inlcuding millions of former immigrants) will be furious to stop it asap. Over here in Europe, the staunchest supporters for anti-immigration parties are among – immigrants! I am not making this up. Lots of now well integrated and settled Turkish and Arab people over here do NOT want any more of their countrymen to come in. Now, that should give MDB some reason to think – well, if he had a brain to do that, which he lacks, obviously. Or else he would not write such total bs.

MARYBLOW1977
MARYBLOW1977

One way to sooner rid the world of white people would be to convince the (((men))) that they would be better humans and have a much greater chance of entering the kingdom of heaven if they changed their pronouns, cut off their penises and became trans-post penis-unbreeding females.
After they cut off their penises they could send them as a new ingredient to Comet Pizza!

#hate-speech

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Flagged as hate speech for use of triple brackets.

drb6
drb6

I am not sure if Critical Race Theory interpretation is correct here. For one, I am STRONGLY against immigration from Israel as that country is unabashedly anti-Muslim. Peaceful, alarm-clock making and cellphone-improving (http://www.officer.com/article/10250461/cell-phone-bombs) Muslim scientists are imprisoned and discriminated against. Furthermore, most Israelis are white – does that sound an alarm to CRT specialists here?

I think that immigration should be restricted to racially and culturally diverse populations from Africa, Latin America, and Muslims from Middle East and the rest of Asia.

Black Lives Matter

Actually, many Israelis are Muslim, and some Jewish Israelis even are Afro-Israelis from places like Ethiopia! Israel is very diverse, and many emigrants from the country may be fleeing the hateful rightwing Trump lovers who currently run the country (similar to our celebrities fleeing America because of Trump). Israel just needs to allow the “right of return” so that it becomes even more culturally enriched with more Palestinian Muslims.

drb6
drb6

Requiring Israel to become more culturally and religiously enriched with immigration from Saudi Arabia, Iran, Syria, etc, is a concept that wins support of all progressive CRT scholars, no matter what minor theoretical disagreements they might have!

On a related note, some CRT scholars at University of London think that Holocaust commemorations should be forbidden, because “white people should not be proposing motions condemning genocides”. See http://listverse.com/2015/08/25/10-most-absurd-things-to-ban-on-politically-correct-college-campuses/ (trigger warning – please ignore the sarcastic title, the ideas proposed are actually very progressive). This is another field that should be investigated by prominent CRT scholars.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

Yes, Africans are the original Israelites who ruled over Africa as kings, before white people came and destroyed what they had built.

jfb
jfb

“Furthermore, most Israelis are white”
some identify as whites, others no. See the opinion of this Jewish woman (Hila Hershkovitz) in Hareetz: http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/ashkenazi-jews-are-not-white-response-to-haaretz-article/ She (and some people in the comment section) have a position consistent with critical race theory

drb6
drb6

That is a question which needs to be debated by CRT scholars. The US Government classifies white as “A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa”. http://www.census.gov/topics/population/race/about.html

This obviously includes anyone originating from Israel, unless they have immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia (ca. 120000 people).

jfb
jfb

I used to believe that they were white because I used to rely on my visual perception and common sense, but critical race theory transcend the fake science of biology and is flexible enough to include a good dose of political ideology. Siince the most nationalist/ethno-centrists of them feel offended to be classified as whites, my guess is that they were whites during WWII (regardless of the claims of the nazi pseudo-science) but they are sometimes whites, sometimes not whites today.

drb6
drb6

I know, it is all very confusing. Some time ago I used to think that all people from African continent, for example from Morocco, Algeria, etc, together with white South Africans, should be classified as African Americans after immigration, but then I was told by government that they are in reality white Europeans! Here I have to rely on my visual perception for classification. You give me an example where, perhaps, we can not rely on visual perception. I am confused and think that Ethnic Diversity departments at accredited schools should work out criteria for us to adhere to.

MillionDollarBonus
MillionDollarBonus

It depends which brand of progressivism you subscribe to. On the one hand, Jews are an oppressed minority group who suffered under the Holocaust at the hands of white fascists. On the other hand, Israel does have a problem with Islamaphobia. In my opinion we need to work hard to end both antisemitism and Islamaphobia, and consistently shame non-Jewish whites for the oppression of both of these peoples. But this is by no means settled within Critical Race Theory. Many progressives criticize Israel’s Islamaphobia, whereas others say that any criticism of Israel is antisemitic. These contradictory areas still need to be fleshed out so we can have an official progressive opinion on this topic.

drb6
drb6

Why only two citizenships? I see no reason why someone should not be able to be a citizen of USA, Nigeria, Israel, Syria, Sweden, Mexico, Iran, and Saudi Arabia at the same time!

KittyKittyBangBang
KittyKittyBangBang

its the jews runnin the frictional reserv bankin …….. ….. we need australian econonics rite now…. time for change…..

Alexander
Alexander

Fool. Australian economics? Australian economics is fractional reserve banking.

jfb
jfb

You jumped on this like an Austrian kangaroo

MARYBLOW1977
MARYBLOW1977

I did not know Austria had kangaroos. How does the size of their penises compare to the Australian kangaroos?

jfb
jfb

Their penises are still smaller than the ones of Australian economists

MARYBLOW1977
MARYBLOW1977

So you are saying that Australian economists have HUGE penises. I’ve seen several kangaroo penises and was quite impressed. Kinda made me want one of them to fill my pouch if ya know what I mean 😉

drb6
drb6

Sexist hate speech. Why are you so centered on penises, which are symbols of RAPE and oppression! “Kangaroo vagina tales” would be more appropriate in these pages!

MARYBLOW1977
MARYBLOW1977

All I said was would not mind having a huge kangaroo (or an Australian economist) penis centered on me. As much as I hate to admit it
I now and again fantasize about such things.
Do you sport an ample ding-a-ling?

rodo123
rodo123

As a dual citizen with 2 passports (US and central american) I strongly agree with you that people like us can help allow a better understanding of world culture and diversity.
We should not be treated as second class citizens.
My mother (bless her soul) was Jewish and I grew up with Judeo christian beliefs and regular trips to our Rabbi with wisdom and customs we should all agree with.
Mazol tov to all and I hope someone here can give me advice on how I can obtain a third passport from the wonderful state of israel.
We need to denounce racist leaders such as Trump and learn to live together as friends and neighbors.

jfb
jfb

If you have a trans-male black grand father also and you could be homosexual with a Native American partner, do you realize
that you could be in the Guiness book for your oppression score?

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Test123Test

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ken
ken

hahhahahahhah…what a nice sarcastic libel….glad that you chose this type of discourse and mastered it so nicely….teach them with grace …regards and good work ….

richandrenee

There is nothing sarcastic about us whatsoever Ken. If you can’t tell fact from fiction – we suggest that you go away troll.

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