US citizenship used to be treasured. Motivated people from around the world longed to gain entry to the US to enhance freedom and the opportunity to better themselves. For many, the US still looks promising relative to where they currently live.
For those of us that live here and have witnessed the changes, the US is no longer the country that we knew. Many are looking for alternative places to live, sensing that matters are about to get much worse here. Many have already left and renounced US citizenship with more going through this process.
Simon Black expresses at once our luck in being born here and the notion that it is no longer the same land of opportunity for our kids and grandkids:
Citizenship is a funny thing. We’re born, and we’re citizens of a country. It’s a complete accident that we have absolutely no control over.
Think about it: In many countries, simply by virtue of being born, you might have been signed up for a lifetime of obligations and responsibilities — taxation, military service, paying down debt inherited from previous generations, and so on… none of which you volunteered for.
It’s a bizarre system… thrusting obligations onto human beings because they happened to be born on a particular piece of dirt.
In some cases, though, you can use this system to your advantage. Because, while you can’t control where you were born, you can absolutely control where your children are born. And if you strategically select the birthplace of your children, you can set them up for a lifetime of benefits.
Unfortunately most of us do not or did not think in such terms when we had the opportunity to act. But it is not too late to make your offspring aware of what is happening to this country and to consider opportunities to gain a dual citizenship. For those whose employment is not tied to the US physically (artists, writers, telecommunicating workers, etc.), start exploring alternatives.