Nobledreamer’s comment to this article about renouncing U.S. citizenship is worth a post and that is exactly what this post is. One of best descriptions of the problem I have seen. It’s in language and a format that anybody can understand it. Thanks! Continue reading
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The U.S. is a world leader in forms, compliance and violating the sovereignty of other nations. This results in resentment, which leads to hatred of America, which leads to non-government sponsored violence (“terrorism”), which has led to U.S. retaliation, which is called the “War on Terror”.
Those of you have been to the Boston area will know that is is a museum to the American Revolution. In Lexington, Massachusetts there is a Museum called Munroe Tavern. After the tour, one can listen to a video documenting the start of the American Revolution. The video begins with the question:
“Who were the Patriots?”
Were the Patriots the oppressed colonists or were they those who were loyal to British Crown? There is a saying that:
“One man’s freedom fighter is another man’s terrorist.”
I am sure that both sides (of what essentially was the first American Civil War) felt that they were Patriots. I am not sure what it means to be a Patriot. That said, I don’t believe that blind obedience to the laws of a nation makes one a Patriot. Blind obedience would make one a “law abiding citizen”. It would not make one a Patriot. Although Patriotism may include obedience to the laws of a country, obedience would not make one a patriot. Ron Paul in his campaign for President once said that the Patriot Act was not patriotic. Continue reading