Consider this post from an expat I do not know in response to a rant on Facebook today:
So happy I’m living in France. So happy I’m living in France. So happy I’m living in France.
Which of the four candidates I favor for U.S. president is beside the point of this post, but let me say that the foregoing quote is one of the milder reactions I have seen especially to the possibility of Donald Trump’s winning the election over Hillary Clinton.
Even as an expat myself, I confess to feeling holier than those who fantasize about leaving their country behind for what I contend is the wrong reason. They despair of one candidate or another leading a nation of more a third of a billion persons and, not incidentally, the whole free world. They seem to think that leaving will improve their lives . . . and theirs alone.
Those who talk about quitting the United States seem to overlook at least four things: Continue reading