The Common Sense Show
by Dave Hodges
It is time to leave America? Is it possible to leave the country and leave with your assets in tow? And where would you go?
There are many indicators that tell us that we have totally lost our country. Nowhere is this more evident than it is with what our media is choosing to glorify and so many of our young people are choosing to emulate the trash that the media is putting out.
We Live In a Country That Glorifies What It Used to Call Perversion
You now live in a country where nearly every vaccine contains aborted fetal cell products. Cecile Richards (i.e. the modern day Dr. Mengele, president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, defended the organization’s practices of selling aborted fetal body parts. Why isn’t this monster in prison?
A Snippet From the Local News
Last night, while watching the local San Diego Channel 6 News, I took note of the two featured stories from the news broadcast:
1. The Gay Pride Parade in which the report claimed over 300,000 people will attend the event on July 18. The event was not merely covered as a news story, it was glorified as if it were a New Years Eve celebration at Times Square. Of course, nothing is mentioned about the virtues of family life and traditional marriage on this broadcast. Can you only imagine the uproar if “extremist” heterosexuals were to sponsor their own “Hetero Pride March”. It would be welcomed with the same animosity as a Confederate flag flying in the south.
2. The celebration of Ramadan was also given a great deal of attention.
Again the news reports made breaking the link between terrorist acts and Islam a primary issue. Please keep in mind that the religious leaders were not saying we disavow violence as a medium of Islamic political expression. They were denying any possible link between the two variables.
This news report was not a matter of fact mention of the holiday,which would have been fine, it was the glorification of the religion and how pristine the religion is when it comes to world politics. Really? What about 9/11? What about Pan Am 103 over Scotland? I don’t deny heinous acts carried out in the name of Christianity and neither should the Muslims. Are there any Christian groups running through the Middle East beheading members of the Islamic faith? Of course, on this station, nothing about Christianity could be found at anytime during our vacation stay. The point being, I do not have a problem with the mention of a religious holiday or a social event. I do have a problem with the glorification of these events to the total exclusion of my lifestyle choices. Being a Christian father in a long-term marriage is being marginalized in the American media and I am sick of it! I can recognize propaganda when I see it. Keep in mind, our children are being conditioned by this same propaganda. I know better, can you count on your children to know the difference?
What Kind of Country Do We Now Live In?
We live in a country that murders millions around the globe so corporations like EXXON can garner a bigger market share.
We live in a country that is under de facto martial law with a record number of troops on the street and we call it Jade Helm. And the media, doesn’t report Jade Helm for what it is, the first military occupation of this country since Reconstruction. Jade Helm is being reported as an event that only conspiracy theorists would find objectionable.
We live in a country in which it is merely a matter of time until bail-ins come to our banks and gobble up your life savings and retirement accounts.
We live in a country, under relative tyranny, where every email is read, every phone call is listened to and your every movement is tracked and dissident journalists are harassed and even murdered by federal agencies such as the rogue NSA, CIA and IRS? Are you thinking about escaping our corrupt and criminal government that has been hijacked by the bankers? The level of growing tyranny and brutal martial law enforcement is off the charts.
Many are too old to fight and to fat to run. However, if you want you and your family to have chance to grow old in relative peace, my advice to all Americans is simple. If you are not going to fight, then you better get out of the country while you still can because the sides have been drawn and the conflict is coming.
Should you leave America, can you leave America? Are there more reasons to leave America? The answers to the first two questions are unclear to many. However, the answer to the last question is an unqualified yes!
Record Expatriation of US Citizens
Americans are leaving the country at record speed and the annual rate of expatriation is growing as over 150,000 Americans departed the former land of liberty for greener pastures overseas in the past year. In fact, there are now over five million Americans who are choosing to live outside the United States. Just why are Americans leaving this land of “freedom” and opportunity in record numbers, with no end in sight?
Would you renounce your U.S. citizenship if it meant you’d be sending less of your hard-earned dollars to Uncle Sam? Do you want affordable health care? Do you desire to live a long and healthy life? Do you want your children to have an affordable college education? Do you want to retire in relative comfort? Do you desire to live your life with more freedoms than you presently enjoy and not have to worry about government harassment? On balance, should most Americans stay or go?
There are reasons and myths which both favor and discourage expatriation. Below, I have listed a set of generalized statements about the viability of leaving America and these notions are examined.
The Highest Taxes In the World
The number one reason that Americans are fleeing the country is because of high taxes. The income tax rate rose last year to 39.6% from 35% for individuals earning more than $400,000 a year and married couples earning more than $450,000. Also, 77% of Americans will pay higher federal tax rates because the cuts in Social Security payroll taxes expired when Congress passed its tax package on New Year’s Day 2013 . The Tax Policy Center estimates that those who earn more than $1 million would pay an average of $170,341 more in taxes. If you are middle class or poor, you may not have the means to leave and your taxes have not been as dramatically impacted as the wealthy. It is a fact that expatriation does favor the upper middle class because one has to have a significant income to benefit from a potential move. In other words, if you are the owner of an Obama phone, you are better off staying in the country because you have little to tax.
We Can’t Leave Our Great US Pensions Behind
It is a myth that America has a good set of retirement systems.You are not getting the best pension package compared to other Western nations as America ranks dead last in overall pension benefits. And this is in the backdrop of the nothing-to-lose, second term Obama Administration, who is preparing to seize your 401k pensions. Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew has already starting raided federal pension funds this last year so the government does not exceed the debt ceiling. America, your money is not even safe in the bank as witnessed by the fact that the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals who ruled that banks can steal the money of its depositors and it is legal! There are no golden years in America unless you are in the infamous 1%.
Americans Stay for Higher Pay
Americans no longer live in the highest salary paying country in the world. In fact, the United States does not even crack the top ten list of the highest salary paying countries on the planet in which Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Japan, Norway, Austria, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom round out the top ten and pay their workers more than workers in the United States. In fact, the United States only ranks 20th in terms of overall gross pay! One would be very naive to call America the land of opportunity.
If We Leave Our Children’s Education Will Suffer
The Education Policy Institute assessed the affordability of higher education costs and found that the United States ranks 13th in higher education affordability. At a time when our schools are producing students which are performing last in math and science as compared our industrialized cohort nations, leaving the country, in many cases, would benefit a child’s educational attainment. And do not forget that the Common Core Standards have come online and they will dramatically increase the dumbing down of American students. Most Americans mistakenly think they will help their children to rise above the rest by going to college. That type of thinking can be a financial death trap. To those who think your children can borrow their way to a degree, think again. Today’s U.S. college loan practices, which serves to underwrite much of the cost of a college education, are the most predatory in the world. As of 2013, bankruptcy cannot cancel out a student loan debt and delinquent college students can now go to jail for nonpayment. In fact, several federal agencies have even “swat teamed” many delinquent student loan defaulters. Nowhere else in the world can we find evidence of these types of predatory practices being used against college students as we do here in the United States. Even those who are degreed and/or skilled in fields such as engineering or information technology skills, are really wasting their time working in the United States. Eight of the world’s ten highest-paying countries for information technology (IT) managers are in Western Europe, according to a new by Text-Enhance”>survey by Mercer Human Resource Consulting. The survey found that Swiss managers are paid the most, followed by those in Germany and Denmark. In fact, IT management is another field where U.S. workers fail to crack the top ten in income, the United States ranks 14th in IT management compensation. Even debt ridden Spain, Italy and Greece pay their IT managers more than what Americans earn on average. If you child is striving to become a high tech employee, they would be better leaving the country.
We Cannot Leave This Good Health Care Behind
The United States spends more than the next 12 nations for health care. However, it seems as if we are spending more and enjoying it less as, despite our exorbitant spending on health care, the United States ranks 50th in the world in life expectancy. Cuba, Puerto Rico and Spain have higher life expectancies than the United States. Americans live in the only country in the world where its citizens cannot bargain shop for its medicines in foreign countries because the pharmaceuticals have convinced congress to establish a pharmaceutical monopoly over U.S. citizens. Death by doctor has increased to 225,000 per year. Healthcare would be an excellent reason to leave.
The Most Compelling Reasons to Leave
The NDAA, which allows for unconstitutional and indefinite detention by the administration without any due process, is reason enough to leave. If you are unfamiliar with the NDAA, Google the term and be prepared to be shocked.
Executive Order 13603 is also reason enough to leave the country. Go to the search engine on this site and Google this executive order and you will see that slave labor is part of the equation as well as the forfeiture of all private property and business interests.
With the release of the federal government documents pertaining to entitled FM 3-39.40 Internment and Resettlement Operations (PDF) came to light. The document was originally to be kept secret, but everyone in the military command structure, as we know, is not on board with the encroaching tyranny sweeping across this country. The document is a recipe book on how to organize and maintain a FEMA camp. I would suggest that all Americans turn off the TV for an evening and read the document which spells out what life will be like for millions of Americans. The language makes it crystal clear that one of the primary purposes of these numerous camps will be slave labor. The stunning descriptions of these plans can be read here. What happens to the elderly, the handicapped and the infirm? History clearly demonstrates that when slave laborers no longer serve their intended purpose to the state, they are exterminated. Is this what these well publicized FEMA coffins are for?
Is self-preservation enough of a reason to fight or flee?
Juxtaposition for Ex-Pats
We used to joke in this country that Americans build fences to keep people out and the Soviet Union built forces to keep people in. The American government is presently implementing financial and new tax policies which allows you to leave, but a much greater portion of your money must stay behind. Do you remember when American comedians used to joke about the former Soviet Union by saying “In Mother Russia, you don’t watch TV, the TV watches you?” Some articles write their own conclusion.