May 15, 2002
One of the goals of the globalists is to make everyone believe we
are citizens of the world, not citizens of a particular country. This
concept, widely taught in the schools, tends to diminish patriotism and
allegiance to one's country while promoting open borders subject only
to a network of international bureaucracies.
We are also beginning to hear more frequently about "dual
citizenship," but that phrase is an oxymoron. One cannot truly be a
citizen of two different countries because ultimately loyalty cannot be
If the two countries went to war against each other, the so-called
dual citizens would have to pick sides. No man can serve two masters:
for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will
hold to the one and despise the other.
Dual citizenship is not the same as holding two active passports
from different countries, because a passport alone does not confer
citizenship. Getting a U.S. passport does not require you to forfeit
passports from other countries.
The issue of dual citizenship arises because countries have
different requirements for citizenship and it is possible to satisfy
the requirements of two or more countries. U.S. citizenship is based
on U.S. law, which is that one must be born in the United States or
naturalized according to our naturalization law.
Everyone who is naturalized as a U.S. citizen must swear this
solemn oath: "I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and
entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign
prince, potentate, state or sovereignty, of whom or which I have
heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend
the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all
enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and
allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United
States when required by the law . . ."
Thus, in order to become a U.S. citizen, immigrants are required
by law to transfer their allegiance from their native country to the
United States of America. But our country is now confronted with the
problem of immigrants who have been falsely led to believe that they
are or can be dual citizens, and this dangerous notion is diluting our
national identity and culture.
Mexico passed a law in 1998 that extends citizenship to Mexicans
who are naturalized in other countries and to their children. This is
an invitation to new U.S. citizens either to betray their oath of
allegiance to the United States or to cross their fingers behind their
backs when they take it.
Many statements by President Vicente Fox and other Mexican
officials show that their plan is to export a segment of their
population to the United States, let them become U.S. citizens, but
retain them as Mexican citizens. Mexico wants these new American
citizens to consider themselves "binationals," and to vote in both the
U.S. and Mexico, with Mexican politicians campaigning for their votes
Mexico is also trying to legitimize Mexican aliens illegally
living in the United States by giving them special ID cards called
"matricula consulare." These Mexican ID cards are being used to
pretend to validate their illegal residence, prevent deportation, and
help them to get U.S. driver's licenses, jobs, taxpayer benefits, and
in-state university tuition.
U.S. officials from San Francisco to Anaheim, Albuquerque to
Austin to Houston, have announced that they will accept these Mexican-
issued ID cards. Some police, some banks, and some airlines have said
they will accept them.
U.S. law allows U.S. citizenship to be removed if a person behaves
like a citizen of another country or manifests an intent to give up
U.S. citizenship as shown by statements or conduct. But a series of
post-World War II U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 decisions have made it
difficult to revoke U.S. citizenship.
Current law specifies at least seven reasons for revoking U.S.
citizenship, such as obtaining naturalization in a foreign state or
taking an oath to a foreign state. Voting is not one of the listed
We are told that millions of U.S. residents now claim dual
citizenship. Congress should put an end to this dangerous notion and
tighten up the law on what constitutes evidence that a naturalized U.S.
citizen intends to retain or to reinstate his loyalty to a foreign
Congress could, for example, legislate that voting in a foreign
country is evidence of intent to relinquish U.S. citizenship. Congress
should also authorize our government to revoke citizenship based on the
preponderance of evidence standard.