March 27, 2010
Bloggranddaughter VW Bug of One Happy Dog Speaks says:
Iím going to research two things. What I can do to help our country get back on track and which is the best country to move to after this one.
I don't blame her.
The thing that pisses me off the most about the ObamaCare debacle is that these punch-bowl-turd liberals keep screwing up my free country. Which is really... just not fair.
I mean, if you like rectal-thermometer-wielding nanny-states with semi-civilized standards of living - hey, all of Europe awaits you. Hell, you can even try Canada if you bring your snow shovel. The point is, there are DOZENS of countries where you can live without having to do your own life-planning.
But me... I *like* planning my own life. I *enjoy* making my own decisions. And I can do that in America more so than anywhere else.
It sucks, though. Because while liberals can always find a less-free country to escape to if America ever becomes too liberty-oriented for them, I can NEVER find a more-free country to escape to if this one slides too far down the slippery slope of government control.
Alec Baldwin can slip across the border to Canada. I can't slip across the border to Freedonia.
So, yeah, I've spent my share of time thinking about "escape hatch" countries.
Personally, I keep one eye on Hong Kong and one eye on Singapore. They're both highly-advanced civilizations with long histories of being free trade ports. I've been to both and the vibe was rich and prosperous.
Neither is particularly keen on free political speech, but if you keep your yap shut, you can pretty much do what you want if it's not hurting anybody.
Let me be clear, though - right now I don't want to run away. I want to stand and fight for liberty.
But... some day... I may decide I'd rather live like a free man than die like one.