"The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced." Fewer laws equal more freedom—only a liberal would be opposed to that.
Our forefathers realized that neither good laws nor the Constitution could restrain wicked men and corrupt leaders. They understood that the corrupt nature of man's heart, left unrestrained, would inevitably lead to moral decline. AND IT HAS…
I was looking for an all of the above button, but then for the most part you could select pretty much all of government regulation. It has become so that the simple application of common sense is being outlawed. For example, if you don't like the way you were treated at a retail establishment and get no satisfaction from complaining or mentioning your issue, then go elsewhere. But the government jumps in and establishes a procedure that must be followed by every business for fielding complaints, which results in people complaining about the complexity of the procedure. Yeah I'm from the government and I'm here to help you really is the biggest lie every told.
Wish there was an 'all of the above', but when forced to choose the potential harm from FATCA has to get my vote.
As a two time expatriate, first time 2000-2005, second time currently, FACTA fills me with trepidation for tax time next year. I've always prepared and filed my own taxes, but may have to call in professional help this time around.
Mr. Mitchell, keep up the good work, I always look forward to my daily dose of International Liberty!
The average person would see the silliness of the bunny and advice columns but miss the truly insidiousness of FATCA, that gets my vote.