View Poll Results: What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship?

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  • Kept out of the US permanently

    3 7.14%
  • Banned from doing business with American companies in the US

    4 9.52%
  • Banned from doing business with American companies abroad.

    2 4.76%
  • Kept out of the US until they pay back taxes.

    3 7.14%
  • Their property in the US confiscated and sold to pay back taxes.

    7 16.67%
  • The US government should go after them to pay taxes regardless of what country they go to.

    6 14.29%
  • Other idea (please specify)

    5 11.90%
  • They should be allowed to freely enter the US as long as they have a US passport.

    7 16.67%
  • No one should be punished for renouncing their citizenship.

    31 73.81%
  • I don't know.

    0 0%
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    Re: What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    And how, and/or where is this true , as fact, not opinion...??
    It wasn't intended as fact or opinion, it was intended as comedy (the clue is in the little yellow guy having a seizure - we really need a better wink-smilie).

    That said, there is usually a grain of truth behind jokes and here that's the commonly held negative opinion of anything non-American, as demonstrated by a number of the responses to this thread.

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    Re: What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Yes it does. The immigrant was NOT an American who decided to take a dump on the nation and its people.
    This reminds me of a stupid rule the Catholic Church has. 12 years ago, a couple of close friends asked me to be the godfather of their son. At this point, I was sort of a non-practicing Catholic. I tried to go. I really did, but then the homily centered on selling indulgences (and how it was still being done). Never went back except for 1 or two weddings and my grandparents funerals. I expect my next trip will be when my mother dies (my father isn't Catholic, or anything in particular...)

    Anyway, I told my friend this and he told me that he knew of kids whose godparents weren't Catholic, and it was OK as long as they were members of a Christian Church. So I joined my wife's church (United Church of Christ). They still didn't consider me "godfather material" because I was an ex-Catholic. Which apparently is worse than being a hellbound heathen for your whole life . It led to my friends and I lying to the priest in the church and telling him I was Catholic. He wouldn't let me sign the Baptismal Certificate, so in the eyes of Rome, my godson has no godfather.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    No one should be punished for renouncing their U.S. citizenship.
    Why don't you want to punish illegal aliens?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship? This a multiple choice poll and users can see how you voted.


    Kept out of the US permanently
    Banned from doing business with American companies in the US
    Banned from doing business with American companies abroad.
    Kept out of the US until they pay back taxes.
    Their property in the US confiscated and sold to pay back taxes.
    The US government should go after them to pay taxes regardless of what country they go to.
    Other idea(please specify)
    They should be allowed to freely enter the US as long as they have a US passport.
    No one should be punished for renouncing their citizenship.
    I don't know.



    Personally I feel that if someone renounces their American citizenship then they should never be allowed back into the US including it's territories, nor should they be allowed to do business with any American company.I don't care what someone's reasons are for renouncing their citizenship.
    You can't really do anything, but I would like to kick them out of the US forever. Those lazy bastards just want to run away instead of staying and trying to fix the problems, rather let the Republic fall into ruin instead of trying to save it, let them run I say. Don't let the door hit you on your ass on the way out. Don't think of coming back. Property is confiscated by the government, all bank accounts frozen, we can pay for the one way ticket out of the US; but that's all they get, after that they're on the no-fly list and barred from entering any American soil ever again.

    Hahah, but then again that is pretty draconian use of government force and cannot actually be done. Still, I do hate those whinny ass losers claiming to run away from problems instead of rolling up their sleeves and doing something about it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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    Re: What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Hahah, but then again that is pretty draconian use of government force and cannot actually be done. Still, I do hate those whinny ass losers claiming to run away from problems instead of rolling up their sleeves and doing something about it.
    You don't like my idea of how to "do something about it", Ikari. I believe we've had that discussion in the past. The only FIX left is bloody, brutal, and horribly unpleasant for everyone involved. It's also something that I'm beginning to seriously doubt even most Right-thinking Americans have the stomach for. So it's better to just walk away at this point.

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    Re: What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship?
    My understanding is that you can't renounce until your tax bill is settled, because once you renounce, the US can't collect.

    I don't see why property or other assets would have to be seized, though one would then be under special rules which apply to all non-citizen property holders.

    Other than that, you're treated just like any other forign visitor.

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    Re: What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Why don't you want to punish illegal aliens?
    they're not illegal aliens.

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    Re: What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    they're not illegal aliens.
    I have to agree. Someone who renounces their US citizenship is not an illegal alien. What makes someone an illegal alien is being in the US without a green-card, passport or visa.

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    Re: What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I have to agree. Someone who renounces their US citizenship is not an illegal alien. What makes someone an illegal alien is being in the US without a green-card, passport or visa.
    what is the legal status of someone in the USA who has renounced their citizenship?

    that is a good question.

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    Re: What should happen to those who renounce their US citizenship?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    what is the legal status of someone in the USA who has renounced their citizenship?

    that is a good question.
    You have to be on foreign soil in order to renounce, so your legal status will depend on how you re-entered the US after renouncing.

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