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  •  One nit-pick: it is not a simple as (0+ / 0-)

    you lay out.  While that is essentially the truth, the process is much longer.  The consular officer is supposed to discuss the matter with the potential renounciant, and urge them to think it over and attempt to schedule a later interview.  Even when the renounciant insists, the paperwork must be sent in to the Department of State and be approved there before the renounciation is effective.  

    See the Foreign Affairs Manual(PDF)

    Also, ironically, under the Brady Bill, persons who renounce their citizenship are ineligible to purchase firearms.  Explaining THAT to many of these yahoos might make them stop and think.

    Ultimately, the only thing that matters with respect to preserving choice is who will be nominating the next Supreme Court Justices.

    by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 03:33:00 AM PST

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