Delavan, WI — Republican U.S. House candidate Paul Nehlen is the first candidate or elected official willing to stand up and propose a legislative solution to the problem of dual-citizens in elected or appointed offices.

“We need a federal law prohibiting dual-citizens from holding elected or appointed offices, or temporary or permanent hired positions in America’s federal, state, or local bureaucracy or in America’s military,” Nehlen asserts.

“Dual-citizens present an ethical dilemma, and set up a moral hazard that the public ought not bear,” Nehlen continued.

“While this treacherous situation presents a base-line ethical dilemma from any nation a person may share dual-citizen status, there is one nation where this condition presents particularly egregious pain: Israel. The reason is straightforward,” Nehlen explains. “Any criticism of Israel is portrayed as “anti-Semitism” and the offending person is ostracized from polite society. Conversely, every single day Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Han Chinese, etc are criticized and critiqued in every sort of circumstance and for all sorts of reasons. So, every race is subject to criticism, except for one: Jews. That’s a double-standard and that has to stop.”

The following two quotes from highly respected U.S. military leaders highlights the real-world problems dual-citizenry exacerbate on the global stage. In prepared testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Gen. David Petraeus stated:

“Insufficient progress toward a comprehensive Middle East peace. The enduring hostilities between Israel and some of its neighbors present distinct challenges to our ability to advance our interests in the AOR [Area of Operations]. Israeli-Palestinian tensions often flare into violence and large-scale armed confrontations. The conflict foments anti-American sentiment, due to a perception of U.S. favoritism for Israel. Arab anger over the Palestinian question limits the strength and depth of U.S. partnerships with governments and peoples in the AOR and weakens the legitimacy of moderate regimes in the Arab world. Meanwhile, al-Qaeda and other militant groups exploit that anger to mobilize support. The conflict also gives Iran influence in the Arab world through its clients, Lebanese Hizballah and Hamas”. [highlighting mine]

Then there is this quote “I paid a military-security price every day as the commander of CentCom because the Americans were seen as biased in support of Israel.” – General Mattis [highlighting mine]

“Here we have two Generals at the highest ranks of our military, testifying that America’s relationship with Israel is hurting our country,” Nehlen continued. “We need our legislators and executives in Washington to heed testimony like this without favoritism or bias for Israel, and make the right decisions based on America’s best interest – not Israel’s. And this sentiment is echoed by former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, former Director of the CIA’s Bin Laden Unit, Michael Scheuer, and former Congressman Ron Paul, to name a few.”

Nehlen expressed concern about how legislators recently proposed Anti-Boycott Act that the ACLU claimed would encroach on Americans’ freedom of speech.

“Again, this is just one of those situations where lawmakers are forced to choose between their allegiances: Israel or America,” Nehlen said. “Clearly, the ACLU had concerns about the bill’s affect on our Constitutional right to free speech, so we absolutely must not put bills like this in front of people whose loyalties lay outside of the US. And we must be able to categorically reject bills like this without being stigmatized as an anti-Semite – something we’ve seen a lot of lately.”

The legislation would ban dual-citizens from from any nation from holding any office in federal, state, or local bureaucracies, elected or otherwise, or in America’s military. For elected office holders, special elections must be held for all current office holders within 3 months of this legislation being signed into law. For unelected positions, the incumbents would have 3 months to resign their position. Dual-citizens who fail to vacate these positions, or going-forward, campaign for, accept appointment to, or are hired for any period of time into federal, state, or local bureaucratic positions, or within the military would be guilty of treason per 18 U.S. Code § 2381.

“We must secure the bureaucracy to restore public trust and make America safe again,” Nehlen concluded.

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