reply to post by InfaRedMan
My friend, I would agree that Aussie soldiers are among the very best in the world. I fought alongside some in Vietnam, some decades ago. The
Aussies, Americans, and Brits are all cousins, and we share not only a common ancestry as a group, but basis of law and common interests.
Our problem here is that we are likely more of a melting pot. We have people who die almost every week just trying to reach our shores.
We made a lot of mistakes in the past to be sure. And many of those mistakes we continue to pay for each day. And we continue to make major
mistakes, as well as enable past mistakes.
However, due to the nature of our founding, we had differing requirements in founding our nation. Much different requirements. These different
requirements dictated a different mindset.
So we are very jealous of those rights our founding fathers established. Some of those rights have been drastically eroded, but our core values have
not changed much.
Our New England portion of the country in the Northeast is beautiful, packed with industrious people, and they don't subscribe so much to the need
Our Southern states are rich in heritage and extreme pride. They are much more sensitive to the rights as guaranteed by our Constitution, especially
the right to arms. After all, the Southern states tried to break away from the Northern states once, but without any industry to support the attempt,
Our Western lands are vast and beautiful. One can drive for miles and never see another. One cannot rely on rapid assistance from law enforcement,
and this has been the situation for decades. So these folks have become very self-reliant.
California can go back to Mexico for all most Americans care, as long as they have to take the goober smootchers as well.
While we are somewhat different, we all value our Constitutional rights in varying degrees of ferocity. God help anyone who tries to force our rights
So there is no comparison between us and any other country. Everyone should hold to their own and leave others alone. Walk in your own shoes, and
let others walk in theirs.
Yeah. We have problems. But we have folks literally dying to get here. And I don't see that problem anywhere else.