American Expats Flee the Omnivore August 3, 2010

by Will

Will Grigg?s Liberty Minute

August 3, 2010

Amid the perennial debate over immigration, relatively little attention is paid to the tiny but growing number of Americans repudiating U.S. citizenship in order to save their earnings from the collectivist omnivore called the federal government.

?At the U.S. Embassy in London, there is a waiting list that none of the officials like to discuss,? reports the Financial Times. ?On the list are Americans hoping to give up their citizenship, as they seek shelter from the Internal Revenue Service.? This is a serious and troubling step, because ?If you give up a U.S. passport, you take the chance that you will never be able to go back and live and work in the U.S. again.?

Some who make this choice are understandably alarmed over the government?s relentless profligacy, which will inevitably result in confiscatory taxes.

The immigration rate is down, and expatriation is increasing. What do those trends say about the prospects for renewed prosperity and the future of freedom in this country?

Let us take back the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free.

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