The Fifth Box: The Moving Box. Exercise Your Rights

Here’s a popular quote among gun owners & 2nd Amendment activists:

There are four boxes to be used in the defense of liberty: soap, ballot, jury and ammo. Please use in that order.source

I just discovered this quote not 10 minutes ago. For me, it’s got a magical touch, rattling off four items, related only in being boxes. But the message is powerful. But then I asked where am I? Where is Expat Yourself’s place in that series? Answer: it isn’t.

My answer isn’t in these four boxes, so I’m adding the fifth box: the Moving Box.

time to pack

For me, my answer is choosing not to dig in and defend, but to pack up and push on. Perhaps to others, it’s the ‘easy way’ out, even unpatriotic. But it’s a choice I’ll defend to any who question it. What’s your choice?


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An American who likes to move around. I now live on the eastern Canadian seaboard. My job? A stay-at-home dad for two cute but demanding bosses. My wife? Also cute; not so demanding. My wife and I both love travel. We met in South Korea, travelled across Australia, India, Europe and beyond. We lived in Czech Republic for four years. Many stories to tell and experience to share. If you let me, I will help you travel as we do. Enjoy.