Over the Thankskgiving holiday, I was visiting with family and we were talking about politics. At some point my mother said something pretty typical of an American with strong political opinions. "If Trump wins, I'm moving to Canada". Of course, this was said in jest, but it got me thinking.
Over the course of this election, candidates have seriously suggested several frightening things, like forcing Muslims to wear ID badges, creating a national database of religious affiliation, warrantless searches, and creating a militia to forcibly deport over 11 million illegal immigrants. The US has the most powerful military on Earth, under the direct control of the president, and Conservative Republicans tend to be heavily armed and xenophobic. In recent presidential elections, the popular vote has been very close, within two or three percentage points.
Christian Dominionists are a powerful political force in the United States. There are a frightening number of people here that believe the US should be a Christian theocracy. The nation teeters on the brink of insanity. All it would take to tip the scales is a galvanizing, dominionist president to be elected.
Imagine, political opponents arrested, the Constitution suspended, and minorities, as well as sympathizers, being incarcerated or just executed outright. I need to have a serious plan to flee the country should I need to. Too many people know that I'm an Atheist for me to get away with pretending to be Christian at this point. I live within driving distance of the Mexican border if my wife and I need to make a run for it, but then where would I go? My wife can teach English and Music, and I have a strong background in biological science. Where might we be most likely to prosper?
What are your plans for if the United States goes Nazi-style crazy?