My mother was still a US citizen when I was born here in Canada, so I have a dual citizenship that I've never used for anything before. I don't think I'll start now.
I've always regarded US political affairs from within my igloo with interest levels ranging from moderate concern to complete disdain. I'm already acutely aware that Trump views Justin Trudeau as "Canada's Worst President Yet". He's not wrong - he's an awesome prime minister whom I voted for personally, but he's not what you United Statesians would call 'presidential'. This whole processes appears to be less about the issues and more about a popularity contest between two screw-ups, like some weird fringe reality television show.... Jerry Springer meets The Bachelor or something. And it all seems to hinge on "Who is the worst possible candidate?" - a question both sides seem to be asking about both candidates. What flavour of disaster do you want in the Oval Office? A racist compulsive liar with narcissistic personality disorder, or a smug two-faced politician who will indirectly provide Julian Assange with nuclear launch codes?
It's foolish to say US policy and political agendas don't influence Canada. Heck, even if someone puts up a wall on the northern US border, we're never even remotely shielded from the effects of decisions made in the States. But it's also not my home. I don't live there. I don't share many of their values or rights. So I've not really considered voting. I vote up here in all our elections and participate in our Canadian political processes.
So here's my question: Any other 'dual' US citizens in my position who feel this way, or maybe differently? What about US citizens who reside on US soil? Do you think people like me should throw in our two cents? (Canada doesn't have physical 'pennys' any more, but you know what I mean.) If I'm wrong to keep my nose out of it, set me straight.