If you don’t have options, you are helpless.
If you had only McDonalds to provide you food, you would not be able to make the choice to be healthy. If Monsanto monopolized the agricultural industry (which they are arguably attempting) then you could not help but consume dangerous carcinogenic pesticides.
And if the U.S. government controls your ability to travel around the globe, you have no choice in mobility. If the government cancels your passport, then you are done. You have no options for traveling outside of the United States.
But McDonald’s is not your only food choice, Monsanto thankfully does not control all agriculture, and the U.S. government is not the only choice for obtaining a passport. Sovereign Man has highlighted four options for obtaining a second passport.
This isn’t to say that the sky is falling; hopefully, you will never need a second passport. Hopefully, the U.S. government never targets you willfully or through an error.
And hopefully, you never have a house fire or a home invasion, but you should still have fire detectors and a gun.
A smart person will prepare for a hundred different situations that may never happen, feeling confident that they have a plan b if something does go wrong.
And there is plenty of precedent of passports being canceled for no legitimate reason, or due to a clerical error. A passport is one of those things governments consider a privilege, and no proof or due process is needed to take that away.
The best way to get a second passport depends entirely on your situation. Do you have extra money? You can basically buy one. Many countries offer citizenship through investment.
Do you have time to wait? This is another option. Some countries like Panama don’t even make you wait long under certain conditions, and you do not even have to own a residence there!
What does your family tree look like? Some countries like Italy grant citizenship based on ancestry. This should be the first method you look into if you have parents, grandparents, or even great-grandparents from a foreign nation.
Are you a “flexible” person? Not in the yoga sense. Are you okay with being a bit creative and out of the ordinary in your pursuit for a second passport? Sometimes marriage, adoption, having a baby, or changing your religion can get you a second passport.
Options translate to freedom. If you cannot negotiate, if you cannot walk away from an interaction, or choose a better alternative, you are not free.
Getting a second passport is not about fear, or running away, it is the same as carrying home owner’s insurance, or diversifying your portfolio.
Ultimately it ensures that no matter what happens in the world, you always have a place to go.
The investment of getting a second passport will not just benefit you, but entire generations to come. There aren’t a whole lot of investments that pay that kind of dividend.
To get started, I encourage you to explore the ancestry option first, as it is oftentimes the quickest and most cost effective option.
If you are not part of the lucky bloodline club, I would suggest you strongly consider the residency (time) option.
Even if you don’t physically make the move, just having a foreign residency or second passport as part of your Plan B can make all the difference. It’s a crucial insurance policy.
For a much more in-depth description of how and why to get a second passport, check out Sovereign Man’s article.
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