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originally posted by: jtrenthacker
I agree with some of your points and your general sentiment. While I do and always will love my country, the thought has crossed my mind to leave. I just feel that the US is becoming a place that I do not want my children to grow up in any more. It could be all of the doom and gloom news that I expose myself to every day, but I just feel like there is a major s**t storm coming sooner rather than later. Could be another financial crisis, civil war, race war, or a combination of all those things. Something in the back of my mind keeps telling me to "get out".
My wife's occupation would allow us to immigrate to several countries fairly easy because it falls on their needed skills list. I've actually started researching Australia and New Zealand and they look like decent places to live for quality of life. Yes, there are negatives just like any country and it would be very hard to leave the rest of our family, but the positives seem to be out-weighing the negatives more with each passing day. Not sure if we will ever take that leap, but it is definitely on my mind.
I would like to hear from more ATS'ers that were in my position and DID take the leap to move out. Where are you now? How is your experience? What are the positives? The negatives? Do you regret your decision?
originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
a reply to: Jesuslives4u
thats the beauty of leaving the country...you will find so many expats who feel the same...i have left the country 3 times to live abroad and every time i came back i regretted it. America is overrated. Id argue the only major benefit it has over most other countries is opportunity but im finding many other countries are just begging for new business ideas ...hell you don't have to reinvent the wheel..just steal and American business idea and bring it over to some place that doesn't have it.
originally posted by: Metallicus
Obama and the PTB have changed the prevailing attitudes in the US in order to facilitate the implementation of Agenda 21 and the NWO. I understand where you are coming from, but while I despise our Government I still love my country. Instead of essentially giving up and leaving we should be fighting to take it back.
originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: Jesuslives4u
I can understand your frustration with the U.S but I think running away instead of fighting is weak.
Remember the grass only looks greener on the other side.
originally posted by: snowspirit
Keep in mind that the US will still come after your income taxes wherever you are.
That said, I am so grateful to be Canadian (or not American).
It's nice up here. Relatively peaceful, and a cleaner environment from what I've seen.
originally posted by: LadySkadi
Well, as an American you are free to live and work pretty much wherever you want (if they take you) but you're still paying Uncle Sam your taxes and so... there you are.
originally posted by: liejunkie01
Good luck with that.
Run from your problems much.
When the going gets tough, let's split, that will fix it.