They re-iterate their fight continues to be with the Obama Administration though:
Jim’s comment on big disappointment yesterday is very interesting. But what Canada’s supposedly “Conservative” government did will not be Republicans Overseas’ focus since our job is to hold the Obama government’s feet to the fire and put pressure on Congress to repeal FATCA. However, as constitutional conservatives, we do believe FATCA has trampled on 7.6 million overseas’ American citizens’ right to privacy, to make a living, to private property, and to due process since neither the Obama government nor Canadian government could claim all 7.6 million Americans, including close to 2 million of them residing in Canada are tax-cheats. What we have witnessed is that both governments take away everyone’s constitutional protection in order to catch a few tax-cheats. This dragnet approach could only happen in authoritarian societies, not in free societies like Canada and America. In a free society, voters do hold parties and politicians accountable. Would this Canadian government regret that it could be blamed for helping the IRS to collect personal financial data on its own citizens due to FACTA’s reciprocity feature on the next election day? it depends on you, the Canadian voters.
Remember this came from Republicans Overseas and RNC.
Under the circumstances, it makes sense for as many dual Canadian/US citizens to sign the RNC petition to repeal FATCA.
With the use of the adjective modifier “constitutional” in front of the noun “conservative”, he successfully focuses the debate upon the issues, and removes other aspects of conservatism from the debate. The writer chooses not to persuade the reader to accept any other aspects.
Personally, I don’t want to be drawn into any other conservative/liberal aspects of the debate. I have become a one issue voter. Every other argument is just a waste of air.