Superman: I Still Love America
After dropping citizenship, hero salutes land of 'second chances'
By Matt Cantor, Newser Staff
May 13, 2011 12:25 PM CDT
(Newser) – Superman made headlines last month with his decision to drop his US citizenship—but he’s still American at heart. That’s made clear in a new issue of Superman, which features the superhero reaffirming his love for the country, Bleeding Cool reports. “That’s the American way. Life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness—and second chances. None of us are forced to be anything we don’t want to be,” he says, gazing up at Metropolis.
The Man of Steel then reflects on “people from all over America—from all over the world —who went to the city to live the lives they wanted, to be the people they wanted to be. That’s the idea that America was founded on, but it’s not just for people born here. It’s for everyone.” Even people from different planets, apparently. Says Allahpundit at Hot Air: “I’m willing to let him stay if he undergoes a background check, pays back taxes, and learns English.”
Now, why might this be ... well, he renounced his citizenship in #900 (we'll call this Monday) and then decides he loves America on Tuesday. One cannot give up citizenship and then call it fair and square but still love America. Sorry, it does not work like that, even if you think it does. Nope. DC received so much opposition, so many angry people, it was a tidal wave that would capsize the house of DC, and they went to work to fix the boo boo.
They lost their honor in the process, but may have saved the house of DC.