What would make you renounce your citizenship and move to another country?
I have been thinking about this subject for a while. I am pretty appalled at some of the things going on with my government today. While I am not a particularly political person, some of the worst-case scenarios have me thinking about what I would do if certain actions publicized in the media actually came to pass.
I, of course, would prefer to change things from within, but if certain things came to pass I would have a very difficult time believing I had anything left in common with my fellow countrymen. I would seriously consider trying to find a place that I felt was more like minded with myself.
For instance, I have asked myself what would I do if we did actually start murdering people for illegal entry into the country? Or if we passed laws that would make women face the death penalty for getting an IUD or abortion? Would I want to live in a country that allows children to starve, freeze to death or refuses to provide necessary medical attention for them and then convicts the parents of the crime of not being able to support them (e.g. charges them with their death) after forcing them to have the children in the first place (i.e. a scenario when the safety nets have been dissolved and birth control and abortion are illegal, but the mandate for parents to provide for them still exists)?
These are worst case scenarios, but every single one of them has supporters.
What would it take to make you consider leaving where you are to find hope in a new land?
Mom's gonna fix it all soon.