For a long time I have listened to the message from the State Department that if you relinquish/renounce your US citizenship you are giving up a large number of precious “rights”. I would be interested in some perceptions of what exactly those “rights” are.
Yesterday I looked at the current passport application which asks for information they say will be shared with the IRS. The US is moving in the direction where the issuance of a passport may be conditional on tax compliance. As you know under US law, US citizens are required to both enter and leave the US on a US passport. What this tells me is that US citizens do NOT in fact have the right to either leave or enter the US. In fact, there is no constitutional right to leave the country regardless.
Again, my question is: what is your understanding of the precious rights that US citizenship implies?