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Citizenship — patriotism or opportunity and benefits?

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Once again I am driven to pick up my pen and enlighten your readers on the above captioned. Andrew Scheer having dual citizenship really has less to do with patriotism and pledging allegiance and more to do with opportunity and benefits.

However, again it is being used as a political football to advance an opponent’s goals and objectives.

Scheer had dual citizenship. His American citizenship was given to him by his parents as a gift that was handed down. They most likely earned it for him and he is entitled to it.

When our children were born here in St. John’s, I registered them with the American consulate on Kingsbridge Road.

They were babies at the time. I had no idea if it would ever be of any benefit to them.

In 1964, at 19 years of age, I obtained a student exemption to finish my technical schooling — I had been drafted to serve my country. It was a mandatory obligation.

It was a painful and emotional rite of passage.

After graduation I was then obligated to pick up my duty. I was sent to........

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