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flaminbats Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-22-04 03:11 AM
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110. it must be great to know your vote means something!
we all celebrate a meaningless American Revolution here. But the Magna Carta was the true start of Parliamentary government and a judicial system bound by an English Bill of Rights.

It's always fun to think that America reinvented the wheel after it broke away from Britain. The only real difference is in how Canada broke away and the U.S. broke away. We gave the executive branch, which we once hated even more power with every passing decade. At the same time we made every state just another arm of the central Federal government, while making the Congress and courts merely puppets of the President.

At the same time Canada gave each Province equal power, and Quebec even has the option to become independent. Canada has a locally run healthcare system, spends little on defense, and yet remains one of the safest nations on Earth. The U.S. is over $7.5 trillion in debt, spends more than all other nations on Earth combined on military spending, and yet Americans still worry about 9/11 over human rights!!!

Americans know so little about their own country, language, or even neighbors..why?
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