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Originally posted by zedVSzardoz
reply to post by Flavian
no France was making the UK have to consolidate its forces to defend its home borders and exert its power in Europe, which was being threatened.
They also had an eye on Canada and wanted to secure it first since the resistance was from natives and not armed colonists who formed an army, or is that a lie as well?
why don't you leave then?
Just go, we don't need people who hate the very ground they walk on
or think EVERYONE of their people needs to be on their level.
So we are all below you are we? then leave.
I looked into it...unfortunately misplaced optimism about the ability of my fellow Americans to behave like adults led me to this investigation a bit too late in life.
No worries...I DON'T think everyone needs to "be on my level". In fact, I realize that I am particularly gifted in the realm of cognitive ability with an IQ of 147. I realize that I am a statistical outlier and no more "look down" on people who do not have this rare gift than Michael Phelps "looks down" on people who can't swim quite as fast as he can or an NFL quarterback "looks down" on a fan who can't throw an NFL regulation sized football 75 yards downfield. These are unique talents which I humbly accept and seek to share for the betterment of our civilization.
Of course not...I just wish you would listen to reason once in awhile and not let you're preformed conclusions which have been shaped largely by Television pundits, lobbyists, and a substandard US educational system dictate your stance on political issues, foreign policy, or feed into xenophobia.
In all seriousness though, are you honestly taught that the UK sent a good force to defend the Colonies? If so, you are being seriously misinformed.
My issue with you is all these claims about the Colonies at the time of the War (rather than the US Constitution). As someone who taught history for many years, it alarms me to think that all sorts of nonsense is being taught.
Originally posted by DarthMuerte
I find it really irritating how Europeans and other non-Americans like to make stupid pronouncements about our Constitution when they don't have the first *&^%$#@ clue about the document and it's place and purpose in our country. Europeans(and others) if you won't do a modicum of research about the Constitution SDASTFU about it!
Seriously. Get a @#$% clue or stop talking about it.
so, You are too scared to try your luck and blame us huh..
your ego makes you hideous, and ignorant of true humility and manners.....IMO. Is it not nice that people who are more gifted then you don't feel the same way when dealing with you.
I place you with the rest of the herd trying to toot their own selfish horn. I have met waiters with more "illumination" then you, and you are probably well educated...LOL.
what exactly was that garbage based on? 1. I don't watch television. None. 2. I don't live in the US. I had the balls to move to Europe with NO education and have since opened my own business. Yeah. 3. My wife is not my "race" and I am a minority as it is.
SO before you prove your ignorance and hate of your fellow citizen,
don't stereotype and lump us all together just because we don't agree.
just dumb, and you want to teach me something.
Get off your ass and stamp your passport.
I have read the constitution and the articles of confederation. Do so every now and again. I like it, but then again, I had GREAT history teachers when I did go to school, and have always liked history, and MY COUNTRY AND PEOPLE.
Originally posted by FoosM
In defense of the rest of the world.
Why dont you start showing what the Constitution is all about then?
the militia is to be a STATE one in case the central Federal government should be resisted or in extreme cases, over thrown.
The state troopers, law enforcement in general, national guard, ect, answer to state authorities, should they fail or fail to respond, the citizenry should have a regular maintained militia to be called upon in cases of extreme emergency. They are to be trained and supplied by the common citizenry (themselves). Meaning we have a RESPONSIBILITY to know how to use fire arms.
And that is secondary to us being able to own weapons.