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Originally posted by PrplHrt
I hate to admit this, but I agree with that old fart. I don't like his religious fanaticism, but he often hits the nail on the head.
Originally posted by johnsky
j_kalin's post is a prime example of how the United States is dividing itself.
I have long assumed the "bible belt" would be the defining line of a rift between two disgruntled halves of the US.
Granted, Canada teaming up with the US as a whole would be economic suicide for Canada... but if the North US were to separate from the south, Canada may just benefit from picking up the pieces.
Unfortunately, the rift that separates the North from the South US is the same rift that makes Canada and the South US unlikely to co-operate.
Either way. Whether Canada gets involved or not is beside the point at this moment in time, the foundation of which the US was built upon is no longer there. If it weren't for the complacency of the US people to world affairs, the US would be in a chaos of rioting right now.
But people can only be taken so far down this road before they are forced to wake up and realize what their government has done to the country.
The US is no longer the land of the free. Yes, it still shares some freedoms the rest of the free countries share, but one by one they are being taken away, and the scary part is, nobody down there seems to be willing to do anything about it.
Originally posted by coven
reply to post by j_kalin
thats right... bunch all of us southerners in with the idiots and the bible thumpers...
some of us just happen to be stuck here...
just wanted to add my 2 cents on that
The US government is on a ‘burning platform’ of unsustainable policies and practices with fiscal deficits, chronic healthcare underfunding, immigration and overseas military commitments threatening a crisis if action is not taken soon, the country’s top government inspector has warned.
David Walker, comptroller general of the US, issued the unusually downbeat assessment of his country’s future in a report that lays out what he called “chilling long-term simulations”.
Drawing parallels with the end of the Roman empire, Mr Walker warned there were “striking similarities” between America’s current situation and the factors that brought down Rome, including “declining moral values and political civility at home, an over-confident and over-extended military in foreign lands and fiscal irresponsibility by the central government”.
“Sound familiar?” Mr Walker said. “In my view, it’s time to learn from history and take steps to ensure the American Republic is the first to stand the test of time.”
Mr Walker’s views carry weight because he is a non-partisan figure in charge of the Government Accountability Office, often described as the investigative arm of the US Congress.