Friday, November 9, 2012
Three reasons to renounce U.S. citizenship
Keyword searches on Google for "renounce citizenship" have soared in the past week. IMHO, these are three of the main reasons, especially the first:
1. "I can't stand Obamanomics for another four years--the man's driving this country to bankruptcy!"
2. "Taxes were too high already and they're going to go higher so I'm renouncing citizenship and I'll soon be outta here!"
3. "Between Homeland 'Security,' the TSA, and the Patriot Act, privacy is being lost, so it's ¡Adios! to Big Brother."
Are any of the above reasons for renouncing citizenship valid?
Personally, in regard to the first item above, I see no hope from either party. Neither will face the fact that the only way to start paying off the national debt is to reduce entitlements. But the big problem is, if you do renounce your U.S. citizenship, where will you go?
I'd like to hear some suggestions from you readers!