At the heart of the citizenship-based taxation debate, is the issue of “what is a citizen” – isaacbrocksociety.ca/2013/02/05/yet…
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) February 5, 2013
Or to put it another way:
Is a citizen the property of the government or is the citizen a member in a voluntary member of a community?
The 14th amendment of the U.S. constitution was enacted for the purpose of ensuring that former slaves had equal citizenship, the U.S. Should that same 14th amendment be interpreted to create permanent slavery?
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Note this interesting comment by Badger: