The right of expatriation II: The Ninth Amendment

In an earlier post, I argued against renunciationguide.com that there is indeed a right of expatriation enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.  Now I believe that I’ve found the same right in the United States Constitution–the Ninth Amendment:

The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.

Now since the American Revolution was the colonists’ major assertion of the right to expatriate from Britain and the King of England, it only makes sense that the Ninth Amendment must be interpreted as protecting that same right in the case of anyone who wishes to expatriate from the United States.

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  1. Pingback: The Isaac Brock Society | Forget about form 8854: US law establishes a right to unilateral expatriation

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