Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Does one owe a special debt to one’s country of birth?

The Debt to One’s Homeland



 Do you owe your country or family a debt?


Can someone leave without being branded a traitor? And do those who leave in search of a better life make life worse for those who stay?

Who has a right to judge the one who left? Had things gotten as bad in one's country, or were they bad but not bad enough to leave? Can someone leave without being branded a traitor? And do those who leave in search of a better life make life worse for those who stay?

What if we re-frame this issue:  In the first place, has one's country betrayed her citizens right to live a better life?


The crux of the matter is an issue of priority: choosing an individual's life over a community.