posted on Mar, 21 2010 @ 01:00 PM
Originally posted by Duzey
reply to post by Misoir
Your dreams are quite possibly not the same as our dreams and you are only seeing things from your perspective. With the vast difference in
population, we would get the short end of every stick in the bundle.
US motto - Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
Canada motto - Peace, order and good government.
I can see those two philosophies butting heads on a frequent basis.
This, this is very well written and I've never thought of it like that before. But now that I do think about it, it is so true.
Canadians are not like Americans in the aspect where we demand liberty and "the pursuit of happiness". Now, please don't get me wrong. Canadians do
wish to uphold the standards of first world living, and in no way do we find it acceptable for our rights to be stripped away from us. But in all
honesty, I think Canadians view their Government much differently than Americans view theirs.
Americans tend to think they would be better off without their Government, without an authoritative figure, and Americans assume that "to each their
own" is a superb way of letting things run themselves. (Or run rampant as I should say). However in Canada, I believe that the majority of the
populace are rather satisfied with their Government. That is not to say ours doesn't have flaws! Indeed it has many, but in terms of being a the
overarching authority, many Canadians would agree that this governing body handles its power extremely well.
It is no surprise that our "free" American comrades would label us as "socialists" whereas we have an appreciation for, as Duzey stated, order,
but at the same time, we enjoy equality for all the population. Indeed, I believe many Canadians would put the well being of their fellow citizens
over their own in a sense of community and kindness whereas Americans in general are very individualistic.
So yes, regarding those topics, Canada is more communal and social in many aspects in comparison to our American friends, and that itself would create
many problems for us of combined!