This guy's complaints are indeed ridiculous. No other country in the world permits its citizens to belong to another country's army.
While the U.S. does allow non-U.S. citizens into our military, what is bothersome about this story is that a person with so-called dual citizenship even had a security clearance in the first place. The U.S., to my knowledge, does not recognize "dual citizenship". If you can't renounce one citizenship or the other, then your loyalties are divided. I would apply that to anyone who has U.S. citizenship without formally renouncing their old citizenship status, because the oath of citizenship requires you to renounce allegiance to all other countries. People who maintain dual U.S. (insert other country here) citizenship have broken their U.S. citizenship oath, so should not get security clearance to begin with, in my opinion. I don't care what the other country is.
posted on 10/30/2001 11:04:34 AM PST
Doesn't stop them from voting in US elections.
WOW. You really get educated on FreeRepublic.
Oh, not that anything you wrote was true but I learned that even those without a clue can write with seeming authority.
People who maintain dual U.S. (insert other country here) citizenship have broken their U.S. citizenship oath, so should not get security clearance to begin with, in my opinion.
As a native born US citizen, I have never taken a citizenship oath. Yet when I was younger my mother applied for and got me and my brothers Irish Citizenship, by virtue of my grandparents being Irish immigrants. It was automatic for my mother. I held an Irish passport for a number of years.
I just had to give it up to get a position with a Navy weapon lab that required a security clearance. They called and informed me that I had to give it up, and I promptly went down to the Irish Embassy(I live in DC), turned in my passport and turned over a statement asking them to remove my citizenship. Any US citizen with access to sensitive information should have no other loyalties. I am suprised that it is only now that they are placing that requirement on their employees. If you feel that this is unfair or places you in an uncomfortable position, then you should not be working in that position.
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