Would you ever consider giving up your citizenship?
Why or Why Not
A person's citizenship is an accident. No one can pick the country where s/he is born. What follows is an objective assessment of that particular country's benefits and liabilities. If the former exceed the latter, then keeping that citizenship is obviously the way to go. If, however, the liabilities outnumber the benefits, then it's time to pack up. Personally, Mr. Romney's election would have me looking northward toward Canada, but it would take something far more heinous to convince me to surrender my US citizenship . . . like a second term for Mitt.
I could not fathom giving up my American citizenship Although the current administration is driving toward a European collectivist society, there is enough of American Exceptionalism left in the country to prevent that from occurring. My citizenship is a valued gift that I did not choose, but one for which I can only be thankful.
Probably not. It would just complicate things.
For instance, to gain German citizenship, one must have German blood. Kid at my college decided he'd become a German, because his grandmother was from Germany. Well, they wouldn't let him leave Germany until he served his 2 years in the military, as is required for male German citizens...
I'm Greek-American residing in Greece the past 30 years. Giving up my American citizenship would be denying one of the most wonderful periods of my life. It would be denying a part of my identity. No, I would never give it up. It's all I have of a country I grew to love since I could not afford in the past nor will I afford in the future to visit again. It is not obvious but I'm a born Greek and a naturalized American citizen. Perhaps we should not become so attached to places but it is a part of our appreciation of all the goodness we've experienced and that comes from the people.
In the 1930s, there were numerous citizens who gave up their German citizenships because of Hitler's rise to power and the atrocities he and his thugs committed.
I see the same thing happening in America.
I see police seizing property based on false tips so that they can sell the property and pad their budget. I see Americans being detained indefinitely without charges, access to an attorney, without a trial and without a phone call. I see that it's now a felony to protest what the government is doing.
I see President Barry Soetoro Obama creating a "Kill List" which includes Americans -- bang, you're dead, without a trial. I see one president after another slowly shredding the Constitution -- like the proverbial frog in cold water, being brought to a boil; Americans don't feel the heat.
I see the presidential election process becoming a dictatorial script as shown in the following 2 short videos:
Americans have been lulled to sleep by the Corporate Party propaganda machine, and become stupid with the distractions of Dems vs Reps, and similar divisiveness.
Like a Madison Avenue snow job, we're being sold a certain way of thinking -- playing on our fears and desires, but incapable of thinking critically. A few people actually get it, but too few to save America from the machine of greed and lust for world-wide power -- the Rockefellers, Rothschilds and their ilk.
Until a year ago, I was asleep like most other Americans. Heck, I even believed the Bush "conspiracy theory" about 9/11. The facts prove otherwise.
Yes, I'd consider giving up my citizenship. And it breaks my heart to see America slip into oblivion, while most people remain oblivious.
I love to be a Singapore citizen. It is the best country that I live in. It is the life that I want for my children growing up and settling down.
Every single day...every day. And did I mention every day?
Nope. I have duel citizenship as it is, and I see them both as pass to certain parts of the world. I would not give up that freedom. As it is, I can work any where in Europe, Australia, Canada, the US and the UK. My biggest fear is not being able to go where I want to go, when I want to go.
by Melange Space22 months ago
How many Americans will truly leave the US if Trump is elected president?
by Peeples3 years ago
What do you do when you feel like giving up?(NOT SUICIDAL) What things do you do when you feel like a failure or feel like giving up that gives you strength?
by alexandriaruthk5 years ago
Should illegal aliens be given path to citizenship?Some of them cross the border and others overstayed their visa. What is your opinion about this?
by theirishobserver.7 years ago
Rand Paul, the Republican US senate candidate, has said he opposes citizenship for children born in the US to parents who are illegal immigrants.
by alexandriaruthk4 years ago
Do you think illegal immigrants should be given amnesty and be eligible for citizenship?After some time and paying fees? What should be the requirements?
by JS Matthew5 years ago
What is an "Ex-Pat"? Is this a bad thing or good? How did you become one?
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