[–] CobraStallone 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Dual citizenship is more of a thing that happens than a great bonus, because for the most part when you are living as a legal citizen in a country, even if you have another nationality you can't ask for legal help or protection at the second country's embassy or anything like that, you are under the firs one's jurisdiction.

Some countries don't recognize multiple nationalities and make you chose one at 18 for example; and many others have laws barring people with two or more nationalities from certain political positions. I think the US should strongly consider that.

[–] 3TrillionPotatoes 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Dual citizenship was ruled upon to allow a Jew to keep his US citizenship after voting in an election in Israel.

Section 401(e) of the 1940 Nationality Act states that if you vote in another country's elections you are giving up your US citizenship.

The ruling in Afroyim v Rusk was that you had to voluntarily give up your citizenship and it couldn't be stripped from you. This invalidated that portion, and most likely other portions, of that act.


Many other countries don't allow dual citizenship, particularly for government positions, so it shouldn't be controversial except it would reveal how many Jews are in the US government.


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

I think barring it for people in office is a good idea, but I'm not sure how it would be enforced. Israel might still honor their citizenship even if they have to say that they got rid of it.

Ideally, we wouldn't vote for peple with loyalties elsewhere. Of course more ideally than that, we just wouldn't vote at all.

[–] jewd_law 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago