Skip to comments.Michele Bachmann claims Swiss citizenship [not kidding]
Posted on 05/08/2012 5:04:45 PM PDT by Semper911
Rep. Michelle Bachmann is now officially a Swiss miss.
Bachmann (R-Minn.) recently became a citizen of Switzerland, making her eligible to run for office in the tiny European nation, according to a Swiss report Tuesday.
Marcus Bachmann, the congresswomans husband since 1978, reportedly was eligible for Swiss citizenship due to his parents nationality but only registered it with the Swiss government on March 19. Once he did so, Michele automatically became a citizen, too, according to the Honegger.
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
The citizenship of the president doesn't matter, though.
Holding citizenship in a peaceful country far from the U.S. may come in handy some day.
So true. As long as you get there before the airports close.
Michele is a smart lady. Does her SHTF plan involve Swiss Franks and an Alpine “vaction home”?
No doubt. And I believe every Swiss citizen in the country is still required to keep a long gun in their home.
The Swiss don't mess around.
So in other words, she’s not claiming anything of the sort.
As I understand it, she’s been redistricted into a hard left district.
"Claims" is where Politico shows its true (Rat) stripes.
Screw the Rats. Her citizenship was automatic by marriage. She can do whatever she wants. It doesn't make her any less American.
How right you are. Talk about a misleading headline! You have to read halfway through the story to find out that it was her HUSBAND that registered his Swiss citizenship, thus automatically making Michelle, as his wife, also a citizen.
no kidding, wish I could claim some kind of citizenship somewhere in case things get stupid here
Only problem is when the US goes down many other countries will have gone down before it, and those that rise will see to it that there are no peaceful countries, Only Muslim countries , Russia, and China, and a lot of dead infidels.
“And I believe every Swiss citizen in the country is still required to keep a long gun in their home.”
“Swiss males grow up expecting to undergo basic military training, usually at age 20 in the Rekrutenschule (German for “recruit school”), the initial boot camp, after which Swiss men remain part of the “militia” in reserve capacity until age 30 (age 34 for officers). Each such individual is required to keep his army-issued personal weapon (the 5.56x45mm Sig 550 rifle for enlisted personnel and/or the 9mm SIG-Sauer P220 semi-automatic pistol for officers, medical and postal personnel) at home. Up until October 2007, a specified personal retention quantity of government-issued personal ammunition (50 rounds 5.56 mm / 48 rounds 9mm) was issued as well, which was sealed and inspected regularly to ensure that no unauthorized use had taken place. The ammunition was intended for use while traveling to the army barracks in case of invasion.
...When their period of service has ended, militiamen have the choice of keeping their personal weapon and other selected items of their equipment. In this case of retention, the rifle is sent to the weapons factory where the fully automatic function is removed; the rifle is then returned to the discharged owner. The rifle is then a semi-automatic or self-loading rifle.
The government sponsors training with rifles and shooting in competitions for interested adolescents, both male and female.”
How about sneaking across the Swiss border and make a go of it? It's not illegal, you know. Just undocumented.
Let us know how it works out.
I love, love, love Michelle. Even named one of my cats after her......
After marrying my wife, I became a citizen of Switzerland and of the Canton of Ticino.
Now I have four passports.
3. British National(Overseas)
I wonder what the home burglary rate is in Switzerland?
Wasn’t some half white Harvard graduate, community organizer, former IL State Senator promoting being born in Kenya when running for US Senate?
No story there for Politico however...
The problem with getting another passport or citizenship is that the IRS will be on your a** in a heartbeat. Might be a good idea though if your close to retirement and planning not to come back.
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