Wednesday, July 12, 2006

How To Renounce American Citizenship

This was prompted by my listening to Democracy Now, and hearing from Greg Palast about how the U.S. government has hired companies to collect information on voters in South American countries that are leaning leftward (Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Bolivia...), so as to steal elections like Florida 2000, Ohio 2004 and Mexico (Obrador v. Calderone) 2006.

It makes me so ashamed to be an American, what is happening with that and torture and the war and the terrible economy (see Molly Ivins essay at Common Dreams yesterday), that I wondered whether millions of Americans applying to renounce our citizenship would finally get the message through to these thick-headed legislators that something has gone very, very wrong.

Where would they deport us to? What would be our legal status? What entitles a human being to care and respect and a dignified existence?


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