You're talking about Living Space, I'm talking about elbow room. lol The states south of this area aren't exactly crowded. lol
I agree if you are saying that the USA has had its duds for administrations (Bush, Johnson, Reagan, Carter, etc.), but so has everyone else.
Boo UN and their General Assembly. Thinking they can give poor nations the same amount of influence as rich, G-20 nations. Where do they get off?
The U.S. is a land of extremes. It has values that are extremely admirable but at times not upheld. Land of free speech and expression but yet music lyrics are edited for radio play.
Prudish standards for leaders and head of states but land of pornography.
Most civilised standards yet extremely violent crimes.
Land where all man are created equal by law , yet law leans towards money more than truths.
12 pages on what appeared to be a troll... not bad...
Personally, I like the US and I like Americans. I don't see a lot of differences from Canadians when you get down to the make up of the people. I think they have a lot to offer and to brag about, but so does most of the Developed World. We can argue about the relative merits of each compared to the next but I'm no more afraid to be living south of the 49th than I was living north of it.
The biggest contrast I see between the US and Canada is the US doesn't seem to notice the outside world as much, because it is so large, whereas in Canada we're always aware of the friendly giant next door, and watching in case it steps on us by accident. Well that and they don't give the NHL playoffs their due but you can't have everything...
America the greatest nation on earth. What a load of, well wait, they have achieved a milestone as the greatest braggarts in history. They are now poorly educated in mass, many regard them as morally bankrupt and I could go on but for what purpose.
This greatest nation is about to become a financially bankrupt back water, defeated by it own greed. The other problem I have with America is, it could have been the
greatest. and they blew it. I find many of the Americans I have met, are good decent
folks who want the best for their families. There is good and bad about any country
but those who think theirs is the best country on earth are just believing what they
want to, without regard for the facts.
Of course there are lots of ways in which a country can be "great."Quote has been trimmed, See full post:
It is difficult to imagine rivaling the greatness of either India or China in terms of the breadth and length of cultural and religious history. Surely there is a sense in which these are the two greatest countries in the world.
Even in terms of modern definitions of social justice and fair governance, European countries, certain Asian countries, and parts of the Commonwealth, for example, show equal and perhaps superior "greatness."
Certainly, both Europeans and Canadians scratch their heads at the American attitude both to health insurance and guns.
Similarly, in countless countries across the world post-secondary education is free, both in parts of Europe but also in certain non-democratic nations.
Admittedly the American Revolution kicked off a form of government that was to be echoed in many parts of the world and, unlike in France or Russia, here it did not descend into tyranny after a few short years (or even months!).
But Athens had a form of democracy hundreds of years before Christ, and England had a formal parliamentary charter by the Middle Ages, in the Magna Carta. Similarly, both urbanized and rural societies around the world have had some sort of debate-based government -- it is not wholly an American invention by any means.
I would say the USA provides a better life than some other countries, but it's still not the best it could be. There's still a lot of poor and minorities that have it kind of rough here.
Minorities have it rough here because a lot of people in the USA are still close-minded and mean.
I'd say USA is okay. Country needs to get its act together and stop letting people illegal jump the border and continue to live here. Unemployment is so bad because Americans are constantly losing their job to people from Mexico.