In light of the United States’ tax jihad against any person born in the United States, even those possessing the dominant nationality of another nation, I would like to explore the possibility that Canada take the lead in making post-natal changes to one’s place of birth. I could perhaps legally change my middle name and have my place of birth re-assigned to Canada, and then I would be able to cross the US border as a native-born Canadian.
The Province of Ontario has now set the precedent for changing a birth certificate in order to better reflect a person’s true feelings about their gender. Whether you agree with this or not, Ontario is now recognizing transgendered people’s right to determine their own gender, even without surgical interventions. The National Post reports:
New rules that have recently come into effect allow transgender people born in the province to apply to have the document amended by submitting a letter from a practising physician or a psychologist.
Susan Gapka, chair of the Trans Lobby Group, hailed the change as a crucial step for the transgender community in having their gender identity recognized.
“We’re going to celebrate this victory — because it is a victory, it’s a giant leap forward,” she said.
“Trans people’s identification will more easily match their presentation to the public.”
Well, I’m also a trans person. I am a trans-national. So therefore, I should be able to get the government of Canada to change my place of birth to better reflect my presentation to the public. My place of birth could now be listed as “Toronto, Ontario” where I made my oath of fidelity to the Queen of Canada.
This little change in the birth certificate and by extension, the passport of Canada, could solve a conundrum for thousands of people in Canada whose connexion to the United States does not include loyalty and solidarity but only place of birth. It is a simple solution that the government of Canada could quite easily implement which would reflect the dominant and effective nationality of Canadians whose only blemish is their United States’ birthplace.