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Sunday, January 06, 2019

I support legal emigration

16% of Americans would live in another country if they could. Maybe it is because I worked with so many expatriated civilians -- still loyal Americans -- at the Stars and Stripes that I support this.

Of course my support could be that because 22% of Never Trumpers want to leave while only 7% of Trump supporters do.

I get that they would still vote, but they would be where they are happy.

By the way, this is normal. Gallup wrote, "Though relatively average by global standards, the 16% of Americans overall who said in 2017 and again in 2018 that they would like to permanently move to another country -- if they could -- is higher than the average levels during either the George W. Bush (11%) or Barack Obama administration (10%)."

Donald John Trump is the Great Clarifier. He is the light that shines on the darkened corners of politics. That may be too much for some people.


  1. I wonder how many of these want to leavers have actually lived in another country, not just traveled in one. Sad as it has been getting here lately, the USA is still the best place. Voting in more success hating morons like Cortes however will steepen the exit ramp considerably. After Trump there could be a mad dash for the exit.

  2. I believe the number of folks giving up their passport and becoming a citizen is down sharply from the Obama years.
    People keeping citizenship but living abroad ... or saying they are concerned about the US, seems like not much of a deal, by comparison.

  3. For some people I would support mandatory emigration. Exile can be a very useful political tool. - Elric

  4. 'If they could'. That's a neat escape clause there.
    What's holding them back? Yes, Hollywood, I'm looking at you.

  5. Even during the darkest days of Barack Narcissus, there was no better option for anyone who could not afford to buy their own island.

    I firmly believe that the worst day in America is still better than the best day anywhere else.

  6. "Haseem el Asion"...

  7. I worked in Asia for 8 years. Had the time of my life mostly because of what my host country didn't have. No man hating feminists, multiculturalism, endless political arguments or much diversity. They did have a traditional family structure and a sense of unity. East Asia is culturally what America used to be, and I enjoyed it immensely. Believe I will retire there.

  8. I traveled for work for 15 years, a job that took me to 44 states and 16 countries on 5 continents. Every time I landed back in the US from other lands I heaved a sigh of relief. As Penn Gilette observed, "Nothing makes one appreciate the good old US of A like overseas travel."

  9. I was thinking a one-way plane ticket to any American citizen willing emigrate to any country, and give up US citizen, would cover "reparations" for all prior American mistakes of slavery, disease, patriarchy, Christianity, or any prior form of unwanted coercion.

    I'm pretty sure very very few folk would be willing to leave, less than thousands.

  10. Talk is talk, action is action. The talkers are the problem. Get going MFers............Need help packing? Call me, or any one of a number of people who would also be happy to see your backside leaving us US. Don't come back, either.