Mr. Jay wanted to ensure the commander in chief of our armed forces had sole allegiance to the United States.
The armed forces prevent dual citizens from serving due to their questionable allegiance. They too must have sole allegiance to the United States.
If officers and enlisted personnel are required a strict form of allegiance, why would the president be allowed to command an army against an enemy to which he owes allegiance by birth or by statute???
Great point DeVattel!
“The armed forces prevent dual citizens from serving due to their questionable allegiance. They too must have sole allegiance to the United States.”
But they allow non-citizens to enlist?
“Enlistment into the U.S. Navy, or any branch of the U.S. military, by citizens of countries other than the United States is limited to those foreign nationals who are legally residing in the United States and possess an Immigration and Naturalization Service Alien Registration Card (INS Form I-151/551 commonly known as a “Green Card”). Applicants must be between 17 and 35; meet the mental, moral, and physical standards for enlistment; and must speak, read and write English fluently.”
Re: post 43 from this thread
"your never really an American till you start shooting at people from the old country....ask Eisenhower"
How many generations does it take to become that "American"?