Monday, October 24, 2011

US citizens who aren't allowed to vote.

She'll have to pay taxes but won't be allowed to vote
Photo by Angelina Mok
I love our daughter. Before being a parent, I sort of thought I understood what it meant, but I couldn't really feel it until my daughter was born. We want her to have the best life we can possibly give her. We want her to have every opportunity and we, like many parents, forego things for ourselves to make sure we can provide them to her.

That's why I'm upset that even though she'll be liable for taxes to a country she may never live in, as the law currently stands, she won't be allowed to vote. That's right. If she doesn't move to the US, my home country will demand taxes from her but won't allow her to vote. Seems to me this was a famous sticking point in the US history ...

In other news, I'll be in Prague at a conference this week. I'm not sure if I'll be able to post while I'm there.