Some of the regulatory juggernauts
that American citizens have experienced remind me of the tales
of woe with which Eastern European engineer émigrés
once regaled me during the sixties and seventies.
During the nineties and as the new century began, it became
a source of exquisite pain to learn of individuals who concluded
that their only recourse in the face of repressive government
is to leave the United States of America. With the farewell address
and letter of Nathan Lapp, one of the staunchest defenders of
the Constitution that I have had the honor to meet, PRFA begins
this collection of Freedom Émigrés. I hope that
few are added to this page, but investigative journalist and
author Bruce Siminoff has already given permission to excerpt
from his book relating the almost incomprehensible experience
of perhaps the first Environmental Émigré.
To those reading this page:
Stay and fight the good battle for the future of freedom in the
United States of America. Many have worked long and hard, suffered
and died for the freedoms that we believe are our God-given birthright.
Today, your fellow citizens need your knowledge, your intelligence,
your moral sense, and your courage to rouse our country and restore
its heritage of freedom.