Grace-Poe

Do you really want a former US Citizen as a Philippine president?

Do you really want a former US Citizen as a Philippine president? Seriously.

Some might say that I’m insulting those who chose to be a US Citizens. That I’m questioning their nationalism.

A shot at Grace Poe’s citizenship history is not a shot against Filipinos who chose to be citizens of the United States of America or elsewhere. I personally know of people, even close friends and relatives, that are already US citizens but are very much still a Filipino, loves the Philippines and very much involved in the affairs of the country.

However, to be US Citizen (even if she dropped it because of a government position) AND aspire to be the Philippine president is another thing. It’s an oxymoron.

Do you really want to have a former US Citizen to lead our country? A first family who’s half of its members pledged allegiance to a country other than our own?

We put a higher standard to our Presidents. We want them to be incorruptible. Someone with integrity. We want them to be highly competent. Sincere beyond doubt.

Why can’t we place a higher standard of nationalism on them, too? Like expecting a candidate to must have never thought about dropping their being a Filipino, even on paper, just because it’s admittedly more convenient (or inconvenient, for those who have the means to choose it to be that way for them) elsewhere?

Do you really want a former US Citizen as a Philippine president? Really?