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Michele Bachmann shrugging her shoulders, wearing pin of Swiss and American flags
Why do you hate America, Michele?
Fellow Americans, hide the children, because this is shocking:
Rep. Michele 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 TV report Tuesday.

For those of you who haven't died laughing yet, here's the reason:
Marcus Bachmann, the congresswoman’s husband since 1978, reportedly was eligible for Swiss citizenship due to his parents’ nationality — but only registered it with the Swiss government Feb. 15. Once the process was finalized on March 19, Michele automatically became a citizen as well, according to Honegger.
But wait! There's more! Not only is Michele Bachmann now Swiss, with a Swiss husband, but she has Swiss children too! And it seems this decision by the Bachmanns to become Swiss citizens has a rather sinister purpose:
“Congresswoman Bachmann’s husband is of Swiss descent, so she has been eligible for dual-citizenship since they got married in 1978. However, recently some of their children wanted to exercise their eligibility for dual-citizenship so they went through the process as a family,” said Bachmann spokesperson Becky Rogness.
So Bachmann's family wants to be able to "exercise" their dual citizenship, eh? Like taking advantage of that sweet, sweet socialist health care? After all, Swiss citizens are required by their government to buy insurance, which is subsidized by the government, which, as we all know from Michele Bachmann, is just like Hitler!

And speaking of Hitler, it can't be a mere coincidence that the European country Michele Bachmann is now a citizen of right next to Germany. You know, where the Nazis come from? And even worse, German is one of the three official languages of Switzerland. You know who else spoke German? That's right, Hitler! And ever worse than that, Switzerland does not recognize English as one of its official languages, which is blatantly anti-American. Why do you hate America, Michele? Why?

Clearly, her decision to become a citizen of German-speaking, right-next-to-formerly-Nazi-Germany Switzerland raises a number of security concerns for Americans. After all, as she is fond of reminding us, she is a member of the House Intelligence Committee, which means she can get her dirty socialist hands all over our national security secrets. How do we know she won't divulge them to Switzerland? How can we be sure that our security is not now compromised by Michele's dual loyalty? After all, it was Michele who warned us in 2008 of the creeping threat of insufficiently loyal members of Congress:

I wish the American media would take a great look at the views of the people in Congress and find out if they are pro-America or anti-America.
And let us not forget then-CNN host Glenn Beck's demand to Rep. Keith Ellison:
And I have to tell you, I have been nervous about this interview with you, because what I feel like saying is, "Sir, prove to me that you are not working with our enemies."

And I know you're not. I'm not accusing you of being an enemy, but that's the way I feel, and I think a lot of Americans will feel that way.

And that was just for being a Muslim, not actually being a citizen of another country! Certainly those same "lot of Americans" who wanted Rep. Ellison to prove he isn't working with our enemies will want Michele Bachmann to prove the same. After all, now that she's European—by choice, mind you, not accident of birth—it seems only fair that she prove to us she won't be trading away our state secrets for a watch and some chocolates. Especially because she has now put her U.S. citizenship in jeopardy:
However, a person who acquires a foreign citizenship by applying for it may lose U.S. citizenship. In order to lose U.S. citizenship, the law requires that the person must apply for the foreign citizenship voluntarily, by free choice, and with the intention to give up U.S. citizenship.
Why would she risk her U.S. citizenship to become European unless she hated America? Especially when she's making comments like this:
Asked if she would run for office in Switzerland — as she is now eligible to do — Bachmann joked that the competition “would be very stiff because they are very good,” referring to the parliamentarians behind her.
So now Michele's actually praising the not-American parliamentarians of Switzerland? What next, Michele? Pissing on the graves of our founding fathers? Dipping the Constitution in a pot of fondue?

It seems Michele was right after all. The media really should look into which members of Congress are "pro-America or anti-America." Starting with Michele Bachmann.

Originally posted to Kaili Joy Gray on Wed May 09, 2012 at 11:38 AM PDT.

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