Six Canadians, who took part in a doomed conversation at the Expat Forum, started the Isaac Brock Society on December 12, 2011, in order to create a safe place to have a discussion about US expat tax issues and renunciation of citizenship. The Expat Forum considered renunciation an extreme measure and began to censor our user-created threads. Furthermore, they were impervious to arguments that there was a need to allow the discussion. Seeing this coming, I made contact with our committee members, suggesting that we create a new blog that would cover our issues and where we, not some disinterested party, would be in control of the parameters of the discussion. Thus, part of the DNA of the Isaac Brock Society is a distaste for censorship.
Over the course of the months, various critics have demanded that I shut down one aspect or another of our conversation . Always I could make the case that the videos, threads or comments were relevant and useful, even if they were objectionable. The committee’s five remaining members have always supported me, until now.