My Letter of Resignation
I love many things about America. I respect the freedoms and privileges I have been afforded in my life as and American. However, I am concerned that my continued presence in this country silently implies my support of the actions of this country's leadership.
I quote from the Declaration of Independence:
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
I submit my reasons to expatriate:
- I am, and will continue to be, disgusted with our presence in Iraq. I do not want for my tax dollars to continue to fund these ventures.
- I regret the alienation of our global allies.
- As the popular vote sided with Bush, I no longer wish to be associated with the majority of Americans.
- I feel that within the next four years the rights and opportunities of women, minorities (ethnic, sexual, religious), and the non-wealthy will be further compromised.
- With further war, increasingly bad health-care, inattention to education, the bankruptcy of social-security, economic failure, etc. on the horizon, America is not an attractive place to live.
- I feel that the present leadership has foreseen America's economic decline and, in a self-fulfilling prophesy, has quickened the process by repeatedly favoring the wealthy.
- I believe in acting as a citizen of the world, and expatriating is resounding vote against American policy and actions.