Flashback 25 years. Many human rights statutes prohibit discrimination based on disability. As one of many examples the Canada Human Rights Act reads:
Prohibited grounds of discrimination
3. (1) For all purposes of this Act, the prohibited grounds of discrimination are race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, disability and conviction for an offence for which a pardon has been granted or in respect of which a record suspension has been ordered.
Approximately 25 years ago I was observing a hearing to determine whether a “discriminatory practice” had taken place. Somehow or other, the issue of citizenship came up. The tribunal chair asked one of the lawyers the following question:
“Are you suggesting that citizenship could be a disability?”
It was clear that the questioner did NOT think that “citizenship” could be a disability. That was then. That was before the U.S. lost its mind.
It is has become clear and is becoming increasingly more clear that U.S. citizenship is a disability. U.S. citizens who live outside the United States are “second class” people wherever they are.
Here is the latest news item that will fuel discrimination against U.S. citizens:
World’s biggest gold storage company dumps US citizens – Just the #FATCA of the matter sovereignman.com/important-info… – It sucks to be American!
— U.S. Citizen Abroad (@USCitizenAbroad) February 23, 2013
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