Originally posted by insite
Originally posted by American Mad Man
NO PLACE IN THE WORLD CAN HOLD THE US's JOCK. This country just plain rocks. The best of all worlds. You like beaches - we've got it. You like
mountains - we've got it. Huge cities - got them. Farm land - got it. Great food of EVERY kind - we've got it. THE MOST FREEDOMS - we've got them.
Good old detroit muscle - we've got it.
This is the best country in the world by far - ANYTHING here is doable - you just need to want it bad enough. I love how I can go shooting, and own my
own gun! I love that I am free to say whatever I wish, and no one can tell me I have to stop. I love that despite how different we all are over here,
we can come together like no other nation in the world.
Give me one single attribute the United States has over its competitors that is not warfare oriented and I will refute it. You are living in an
absolute dream world if you belive the United States is the most free nation on the planet.
I can throw many points your way on why its freer.
1. You can easily live oputside the govornment, and not be accounted for in the US. You dont ever have to exist within the system, the possibilities
of leading alertantive lifestyles here out of the mainstream are endless.
You can form, create, or join any political party. We have communists, and yes, we have an American Nazi party. Try doing that in germany.
We have the right for citizens to bear arms. In otherwords, we dont give the state total power and control over weapons. Thats why America cannot be
called a police state, we have arms for the citizens. Something done in only one other country i can think of : Switzerland. The symbolism of the
weapon is very old and deep.
before, only nobles and royalty had weapons and arms, peasants had little or nothing. We took the sole power of the state and spread it out to the
civilians. Now everyone can hold that personal power that once was the sole domain of leaders.
We have privatized everything. The fact that we dont have govornment owned this and that is great. private citizens own and operate most of our media,
I love the privatized healthcare system. After carefully examining Britains socialized medicine, I think to myself, god bless America, thank the gods
we dont have that nightmare. Ill tell you why.
My boyfriends mother was diagnosed with lung cancer. It took her 3 weeks just to get into a doctor to get diaggnosed. Now, its been two months since
she was diagnosed, shes still waiting for an appointment just to figure out what kind of treatment they are gonna give her. by the time they figure
this out, the poor woman will worsen and probably need new and harder treatments.
my mother, on the other hand, also has lung disease. She was homeless for a while, then got very sick. She was admitted to the hospital. She got
excellent care. During her stay in the hospital, they set her up with university doctors, at the UW, which is a great medical school. She gets
appointments weekly, and doesnt pay for it. During a visit, she had her doctor examine her female parts. She discovered cancer. Her doctor set up an
appointment immediately with the schools cancer clinic to have them biopsied and removed the very next week. ONE WEEK. And she pays for nothing, she
currently is getting cared for by the state welfare system.
ONE WEKK and shes getting her cancer treated. In britian, my boyfriends sweet mother is STILL WAITING AFTER # GODDAMN MONTHS!!!!!!
Thank the gods we dont have socialized medicine. If this is your utopia, you can keep it.
And, I too have been admitted to emergency rooms with no insurance for kidney stones. This was when I lived in california. They have social medicine
there, and I ended up waiting for 3 weeks just to get an appointment to have them examined. Thankfully, my granny had medical insurance, and her
docotor, who was very kind, saw me for free and treated them.
So dont bitch about our healthcare system.....after Ive seen glorious socialized medicine, well, lol.........you can have that #