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[–] o0shad0o 8 points -8 points (+0|-8) ago  (edited ago)

Okay. What you said seems to imply that he's taken advantage of that and applied for and received official citizenship.

There are plenty of countries who will grant people citizenship for an amount of money that's fairly large, but negligible for someone like Donald Trump. Does that mean we should call Trump a dual citizen?

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago  (edited ago)

I get the argument for dual citizenship, but to me it is more the argument of dual loyalty and which takes precedence. Same could be leveled at Catholics, are they beholden to their current country or to their spiritual leader? What happens when the two are at odds?

EDIT: Downvoat all you want but loyalty is a valid question in cases where religious and/or racial authority is not vested in the same person/organization as state authority. In the case of Catholics it is your current state vs the Pope. In the case of Jews it is their current state vs Israel in many cases. Muslims may also have the same issue. Most Christian sect have similar issues but they exist within the same country(example: Southern Baptists may have to determine whether to listen to their country or their preacher but both are Americans so it is slightly different).

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[–] Kr1ll1nX 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Matthew 22:20-22 King James Version (KJV)

20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

21 They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.

22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

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[–] o0shad0o 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

Okay, but you're assuming he's loyal to the Israeli government - which is separate from being loyal to (((them))).

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[–] 11955552? 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Did he do that? If he did... Then yes. If not then no. He has not (from what I have seen) purchased citizenship from Kiribati or Vanuatu. Those are the two I have seen. Your question is loaded bait.

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[–] o0shad0o 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

It's not merely purchasing citizenship, you have to both specifically apply and swear loyalty to the country, which is the point I'm trying to make.