Last night, I took Ann Coulter to task for telling the world that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is “an immigrant and does not understand America’s history.”
Although Haley’s parents are from India, Haley herself was born and raised in South Carolina.
Well, my criticism of Coulter didn’t sit too well with Peter Brimelow at VDARE. He calls my post a “pompous account.” Unfortunately for Brimelow, however, he ended up pulling a Coulter on me. He claims that I am an immigrant:
I cannot speak as to why my colleagues here at TAS have yet to review Coulter’s latest book. But I can definitively state that I am not an immigrant. For the record, I am a dual citizen of both Canada and the United States.
Anyone who has taken the time to read my pieces (such as this recent one about Paul Shaffer) will know that I was born and raised in Canada. My mother is Canadian and my father is American. I, along with my three siblings, had a claim to U.S. citizenship. I exercised this claim in 1999 and was issued an American passport. I moved to Boston the following year and have been here ever since.
Of course, none of this alters in the least that Ann Coulter made an incorrect statement followed by assertion based on the same false premise. Now Peter Brimelow has done the same. If he finds me pompous then he is entitled that opinion. That doesn’t change the fact that he is wrong. As with Ann Coulter, he is more than welcome to correct the record.
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