Polish-Americans don't need polish passports
Anyone with any sort of patriotism would want to be a citizen of their homeland. It really is that simple - of course, being a Polish citizen brings obligations, and we just can't have that, can we?
As I've said countless times - they like to be Polish when it suits them, but when it comes to actually doing anything for Poland, they run away and ignore it. All this nonsense about identifying as Polish - sorry, but it's utter nonsense. As I asked above - how many of them complied with their obligations under Article XI of the May 3rd constitution?
Heck, I wonder how many of them even know what Article XI even is? Or is it just a case of celebrating a day that they really know nothing about? I mean, it's highly unlikely any of them actually know why some nobles opposed the constitution, isn't it?
Then again - given the peasant origins of those Polacks, it's no surprise that they celebrate it.
Poles living in the former USSR "risk persecution" to get the karta polaka because many of them want to move (difficult process) to Poland to improve their lives.
Many of them don't actually want to move - they like where they are. Many of them don't actually speak Polish too well - and they would always be identified by Poles in Poland as being "Russian" or suchlike. But still, they try all the same.