First of all, our Government system is totally different than the U.S. We are still bound, tied, and submitted to the Queen.
That being said, we are attached to the Commonwealth, which means that we have an obligation to protect each other.
WWII is the latest example of that. The war was declared in 1939 and all of the Commonwealth countries joined into the fight.
The U.S only got pissed off enough when Pearl Harbor got attacked much later.
I'm not being catty about that because while Canada was fighting overseas, we had a great deal of help coming from across our only border. Fighter planes literally being pushed across the border...
Personally, I wish our system would change. We have no say about who we want as the head of the country. We have to vote for a party we think would be the best, not the person we would want as a leader.
You, the Americans, have the best electoral system. Yet, you manage to screw it up as much as we do. No perfect world, is there?
I think the main difference between the Americans and the Europeans in the debate threads is that the Europeans see most issues in shades of grey, whilst the Americans tend to see things in black and white. I can't think of any issue of any significance that is likely to be resolved by a "simple solution", but I keep reading that "the answer is simple".
As an American I have never seen anything in just black and white or just gray colors. Screw that my Mom showed me how a kaleidoscope and from then on OH HELL YEA! That's pretty much how the rest of my life went. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/I][/B]