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February 07, 2005

Good Lord, Liberals, grow up!

Just like spoiled little children who throw a fit when they can't get what they want, some extreme liberals are looking to leave the USA for Canada.

From the International Herald Tribune: Some in U.S. voting with their feet

"We're still not talking about a huge movement of people," said David Cohen, an immigration lawyer in Montreal. "In 2003, the last year where full statistics are available, there were something like 6,000 U.S. citizens who received permanent resident status in Canada. So even if we do go up threefold this year, we're only talking about 18,000 people."

Still, that is more than double the population of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "For every one who reacts to the Bush victory by moving to a new country, how many others are there still in America, feeling similarly disaffected but not quite willing to take such a drastic step?" Cohen asked.

Melanie Redman, 30, assistant director of the Epilepsy Foundation in Seattle, said she had put her Volvo up for sale and hopes to be living in Toronto by the summer. She and her Canadian boyfriend, a Web site designer for Canadian nonprofit companies, had been planning to move to New York, but after Nov.2, they decided on Canada instead.

"I'm doing it," she said. "I don't want to participate in what this administration is doing here and around the world. Under Bush, the U.S. seems to be leading the pack as the world spirals down."

Because this is the United States, these folks have the freedom to leave - unlike those in North Korea, Cuba and other loverly lefty places.

Read the entire article. Many of those quoted work for non-profit agencies and are rewarded quite well (see the woman above selling her Volvo) by government largesse to these non-profits. I'm curious if perhaps some of them are more concerned that their gravy train might get cut off?

But mostly, what a bunch of children. They can't always get what they want, so they run away crying.

Now, please remember they are not giving up their citizenship, they will still get their Social Security when it is due them and they can still vote in elections - they just don't want to live among those of us who have a different viewpoint - how's that for inclusiveness?

Posted by Beth at February 7, 2005 06:42 AM