posted on Jun, 30 2009 @ 03:04 PM
I've considered many times, being an American from two long lines of Americans going back over 15 generations on this Continent, to moving my
daughter and I to France and seeking to become French Nationals.
Education and Healthcare, although definitely important issues, are the least of the reasons why I have genuinely considered such.
To be honest, I feel alienated by the Idiocracy that has become dominant in American society. My daughter feels it too, alienated by her classmates
because she would rather discuss Newtonian Physics or why La Grange Points are so important, than gossiping about Hannah Montana or getting baked with
the teachers at recess.
In addition, the direction our Nation has gone in the past decade has made me ashamed of being an American (not that I ever felt a need to partake in
the silly notion of Nationalism to begin with). I feel that the ideals that I and my forefathers stood for have been compromised and abandoned to the
point that this country can no longer be redeemed. If I held any hope that something could be done to remedy the situation and help America find it's
Moral Conscience once again, I would gladly stay to help. However, those that don't agree or unquestioningly comply with doing the "Patriotic"
thing by supporting atrocities in the name of National Security and Safety, tell me to go elsewhere if I don't like it.
So, I'm going to take their advice, and that's what I'm probably going to do.
The only things holding me back at this point in time are my Personal Research Library, as shipping thousands of books overseas is far more expensive
than one might think, and I am biding my time for my mother and father to pass on before moving away with my daughter.
Little other reason, other than complacency, is keeping me here in this land where the ideas of Life, Liberty the pursuit of Happiness, and Justice
for All are nothing more than sound-bytes to be played on the 4th of July or used as rhetoric to forward someone's political agenda, but have lost
their meaning altogether to this once proud Nation.
I'm much more confident that our cousins oversees, who had their Revolution in the wake of our own, who adopted similar ideals, may be living closer
to those ideals than we Americans have, having taken them for granted after all these years.