This story is now live.
Among them, me.
“We the people….” declared the script inside her U.S. passport — now with four holes punched through it from cover to cover. Her departure from life as an American was stamped final on the same page: “Bearer Expatriated Self.”
In our several discussions, I had asked Adam if he learned about U.S. citizenship-based taxation in his U.S. schooling. His answer, once again: “No”. I appreciate the care and time Adam Geller took to illustrate that most who renounce U.S. citizenship do not fit the stereotype of FATCAT / tax evader / traitor. Ours should be the real story of renunciations.
This is a U.S. journalist who spent a lot of time talking with me, making sure he understood my story and, I’m sure, the same with the others in this AP article. You even get to see a pretty scruffy 70 year old me and my 73 year old husband who now has this strange woman for his wife.