There is a rumor circulating that international pop sensation, Justin Bieber, is considering becoming an American citizen. While we have not been able to confirm this rumor, the assumption is not much of a stretch. He and his single mother did recently move to Atlanta to be close to his producers, Usher and Scooter Braun.
But is becoming an American a good idea?
Outside of hockey, America is certainly more professionally attractive. How many actors, comedians and musicians are somewhat secretly Canadian? We’re looking at you Morley Safer, Samantha Bee, and Seth Rogan…. Why did they have to leave home to hit it big? Socialism.
Under Socialism the state is primary; the individual is secondary. Ideas and entrepreneurship are not lauded. So it comes as little surprise that the most talented, the funniest people, chafe under the regime’s grasp. They hone their skills, their wit, until their talent is recognized and appreciated by us, the huddled masses yearning to be free and thoroughly entertained.
It had been kind of a given that if you could, you would get US citizenship mainly for the favorable tax benefits but also for the benefit of appearing “American”. But in light of the current administration’s “reforms” and inevitable tax increases, being an American no longer appears to be either a bargain or a benefit. And that’s a shame.
Because slowing Canada’s evident entertainer emigration is sad, but the thought of American entertainers being thought of as Canadian, is even sadder.
We will keep you informed of further Bieber citizenship developments.
The DSMW Libertarian