LETTER: Peter Thiel’s devotion to America is suspect

Even some members of President Donald Trump’s inner-circle of Republican billionaires are looking at the possibility of using Plan B.

And I don’t mean using the emergency contraception pill.

Techcrunch.com put it this way, “In these uncertain times, everyone who’s anyone has a secondary nation to flit off to. Like a nonprofit foundation or a glittering Tesla, a second citizenship is a status symbol of the true tech elite. If you’re rich and connected enough, why not choose which country’s laws and tax codes suit you? And, in the event of a meltdown in your home country, you have a quick exit route.”

Recognize Peter Thiel, the billionaire from Silicon Valley, member of the presidential transition team and now advisor to the Trump administration?

He proclaimed in a speech at the 2016 Republican National Convention “Of course, every American has a unique identity. I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American.”

What an American.

He has paid for and was granted citizenship in New Zealand, violating all of their normal rules.

According to a Feb. 1, 2017, article in theintercept.com, “But his devotion to an administration whose rallying cry is ‘America First!’ now seems suspect, because according to the citizenship documents Thiel was administered a citizenship oath in Santa Monica on Aug. 12, 2011.

“At this ceremony, he was required to swear (upon a Bible) loyalty to Queen Elizabeth II, the British monarch.”

Michael McCarty,

Port Angeles