Originally Posted by BleedingHeadKen
You're not forced to play. Most likely your parents, acting as your legal agents, chose to make you a U.S. citizen. Through their representation you joined the game. You're welcome to leave it at any time. But while you play, you're subject to the rules of the game just like the rest of us. You want to get out, you're subject to the exit clause, but you're welcome to leave. You regret joining the game? Blame mom and dad.
Look, I don't like many of the rules myself. I agree the IRS acts like a group of thugs and I think many of our partners in this game are abusing the rules of the game. But, for now, I'm better off being a U.S. citizen than not -- so I keep playing. I'm happy to work with you to try and change those rules and eliminate some of the unfairness in them, but it's silly for either of us to pretend the rules don't exist or to argue we aren't choosing to stay citizens of this nation.