Americans of Irish ancestory can also get dual citizenship, as long as one of their grandparents was born on the Emerland Isle.
My dad could do that, but I miss by a generation.
I wonder if Norway does that. I'd qualify. Norway is pretty cool.
... if other countries do it, we should do it too? I'm not arguing with the idea of birthright citizenship, rather the idea that we should mimic the policies of other countries on the basis of "fairness" (for whom?).
I think there is a reciprocal quality to this practice that would be valuable in international relations. We accept your people's babies born here, you accept our people's babies born there. In this way, our people are of equal value and have the same fundamental rights. That's one piece of the whole human rights puzzle.
I believe the nations of the world should treat one another as equals insofar as possible as an acknowledgment of our interdependence, mutual respect, and the precedence humanity (in the sense of humanness) takes over nationality.