Re: State Taxes for Americans born abroad?
What is a federation? What makes up in particular the federation of the united states of America? Its member states.
A citizen of a member state is thus automatically also a citizen of the federation. And by constitutional rights (Article IV) a citizen of a member state of the U.S.A. has the same rights and obligations a citizen of any other member state.
It is the same with Switzerland which is also a federation (sometimes also called confederation as back then confederation meant what federation means today). But we have one level more. Here we are first and foremost are a citizen of a town (was important in the past as welfare was handed out by your home town), then a citizen of state/canton where the town is (was important in the past as you were enlisted in the cantons army), and finally because the canton is a member of the Swiss confederation, also a citizen of Switzerland.
So, as long a California does not secede form the federation your California state citizenship does not change anything. No, in the contrary, it further signify your status a citizen of the federation of the united states of America. Or in short, as a U.S. citizen.
Now, what you have to find is a town which does NOT belong to one of the member states of the U.S.A. Then you have to declare yourself a citizen of that town and officially renounce any citizenship with any member state, or any town of a member state of the U.S.A.
This means you must become a citizen of Washington D.C. as this is the only town which does not belong to any of the member states. Because it does not belong to any member state there is also no representation in congress and senate.
People living in in D.C. can be taxed based on local rules and legislation. But citizen of D.C. can not be taxed aboard as they are not citizen of the federation.
(PS: I think the above post is total mind . Which means it could be mind rape. Luckily, this is no crime in any country on this planet. )