posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 11:07 PM
That's a real tough one. While I do think that the Canadian men deserved to be honoured for their courage and standing up for what they believe in,
I also believe that the US citizens who came up here deserve acknowledgement also. Before you go, what !?!?!, hear me out.
Canada allows refugees from many countries based on things such as imposed military service. If you remember, in another discussion we had, it was a
Syrian man we had granted citizenship to. If we turn one group away just because they are American what does that say about us?
While you don't agree with them, I think for anyone to leave the country they were born in, forever, is a very big decision not to be taken lightly.
Obviously, it is something they felt very strongly about, and they stood up for what they believed in. In my experience, that takes some courage. If
I were American, I would more upset at the wealthy who enrolled their kids in university. Just my opinion, though.
Another different perspective, in a way, those Canadians deserted their country. Our government chose not to send the army, so they deserted and
joined the US army.
I think they are equal. But thanks for making me really think about this