To all my Canadian brothers and sisters, the time is coming where we will need each other. I said this since the start of the global economic meltdown
that the best thing that could happen to save those of us here in the North American continent is for both Canada and Mexico to join the United States
as either the 51st and 52nd states or as a union of three nations, much like the European Union. Personally I'd prefer they just become states as it
would solidify their history as long as the US remained. Canada would still fly its flag as the state flag, as would Mexico. Here is why this is a
good idea IMO; The US has the largest capacity for mass production in the short term than almost any other country save China, India and Russia, the
US has some of the largest fertile lands for which to fgrow food in the world, and has massive timber and oil resources within its borders, not to
mention the copious amount of limestone and other fabrication minerals and ores. Then we have Canada, a bountiful land of oil, natural gas, MORE
timber, fresh water and LAND. Between Canada and the US we combined have the largest untapped reserves of oil in the world. Then we have Mexico,
wonderful lovely Mexico. Mexico has the highest number of silver and gold mines in the world per capita, and also has vast supplies of rare earth
minerals, much like China. The drug cartels would be all but destroyed by American forces once it became a state, the US military would unilaterally
crush them with the current Mexican Millitary and since there is no international border the US troops wouldn't have much red tape to deal with.
So in one perspective this union would truly creat the worlds super-power that not even China, Russia, India, or any other coalition could contend
with, militarily or resource wise. The US would obviously welcome our two neighbors as our combined economy would become a solid base for growth, the
Canadians would benefit from all the rights citizens have, as well as maintaining their sovereignty as a state as all other states; it does nothing
but benefit them. The same would go for Mexico, they remain sovereign while gaining all the same rights Americans have, would become safer via
bolstered military forces and would have better chances for employement as companies would FLOCK to the new union to setup business. The tax base
would also increase exponentially, giving the federal government the ability to start anew and create new monetary policy that WORKS (this is the most
far-fetched part of this FYI) with the help of new citizens and advisers. We could learn and gain so much from each other and truly I believe this is
the only way the US, Canada and Mexico will survive a collapse.
And for those of you who say " Why not have Mexico and the US become part of Canada?" or vice versa with Mexico? Well that's because the US is
SETUP for this type of union, it wouldn't be a total upheaval to Annex the two countries as states. Neither Mexico nor Canada could do this with out
significant opposing forces in policy and government.
I truly believe this will happen if the world market collapses, I HOPE it does, I would be THRILLED to have our Canadian and Mexican brothers and
sisters join our country and bring with them their history and culture. IMO this should happen, but only when the people are ready/want it to. You
cannot force ANYTHING on people, that is against what true Americans believe, though obviously our federal government is not of the same mindset.