Ends His U.S. Citizenship
The Sovereign Society
by Bob Bauman: Cheer
Up! It Could Be Worse!
latest reports reconfirm a
continuing trend we at the Sovereign Society have observed since
our founding in 1997; the most recent U.S. State Department figures
for 2010 show the total number of U.S. citizens formally ending
their citizenship rising at double previous rates.
growing trend of Americans voluntarily ending their status as U.S.
citizens the only legal way by which they can escape U.S.
taxes and government controls has reached a new peak and
shows no signs of abating.
the U.S. are mostly the wealthy and the talented, many of them young
persons those who have had enough, thank you.
observed this exodus for years but never in my wildest imagination
could I have predicted that Superman (aka Clark Kent) would decide
to end his many years as a respected U.S. citizen living in the
city of Metropolis.
Now in the
latest issue of DC Action Comics No. 900, released on Wednesday,
the iconic super hero renounces his U.S citizenship following a
clash with the federal government. The youthful 73-year-old Man
of Steel joins thousands of other Americans in announcing that he
is ending his U.S. citizenship, as
reported in the New York Times.
of DC Comics know of Supermans alien origin, but with his
base of operation primarily being the American city of Metropolis,
we always have thought of the hero as one of our own. (The true
citizen, of course, is mild-mannered reporter Clark Kent, who was
raised on a farm near Smallville, Kansas.)
he was rocked to Earth from the dying planet of Krypton, Supermans
official papers his super-birth certificate have
never been fully analyzed.
The Man of
Steel, created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster in 1938, has always
been recognized as a devoted American warrior who constantly fought
evil, but as of now, he is no longer Americas own to claim.
& the American Way
to speak before the United Nations tomorrow and inform them that
I am renouncing my U.S. citizenship, Superman says in Action
Commics. Im tired of having my actions construed as
instruments of U.S. policy.
questions his longtime motto: Truth, justice and the American
justice and the American way its not enough anymore,
Superman tells the U.S. presidents national security adviser.
The worlds too small; too connected.
A Sign of
As I have explained
in my most popular book, The
Passport Book, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed the right
of Americans to end their citizenship and to enjoy dual citizenship.
H. Rockwell, Jr., a leading libertarian, has placed such personal
decisions in the proper perspective:
who decides to give up his U.S. citizenship is not guilty of disloyalty
to America; quite the opposite. He could very well be more loyal
to American principles than the regime is willing to tolerate. It
also does not mean that he is giving up hope for liberty; he may
have great hope for liberty, in a different way and in a different
has described perfectly Supermans surprising but understandable
It is indeed
sad that freedom under the government of the United States has so
declined as to compel this act by a respected world hero.
with permission from the Sovereign
May 2, 2011
E. Bauman is a former Member of the United States House of Representatives
from Maryland, (19731981). He is also a former federal official
and state legislator; Member, Washington, DC Bar; Graduate of the
Georgetown University Law Center (1964) and the School of Foreign
Service (1959), Washington, DC. Robert currently serves as legal
counsel for the Sovereign
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