To answer your question, I read the article front to back, not once but twice.
What stood out to me is that I wondered out loud, why in the world would some asshole post that article, and then come up with the header "The MYTH of American Greatness
", which is nothing but a purposeful insult to the USA and its citizens?
I said to myself did someone in Canada wake up on the wrong side of the bed, look at his boyfriend, and tell him "I think I'll go TROLL A-Mart and insult the guys down in the United States by posting this article, and then I'll claim its a sensible
Which part was "sensible"? Which part wasn't smug, insulting, derogatory, and rude?
As I said, it takes a real asshole to come on, out of the blue and put up some crap like that.
In all honesty that was the first possibility that came to my mind because I couldn't imagine myself actually starting out a Thread with the words "Canada sucks dick and here's the reason why"
But apparently you thought it was appropriate to do that and rile up those of us down here in the US.
Good for you.
The article did in fact point out how Canada rides the coattails of the US, depending upon US to defend it militarily with our men and women and blood, because Canada feels like it can spend its coin on some other freebie to its citizens, while shirking its responsibility to pays for its own defense.
Must be nice to be able to take your money and spend it in other places because your nation as a whole is too irresponsible to take care of its own military defenses, as it realizes BIG BROTHER USA just to the South will CERTAINLY spend ITS money to defend us from the Big bad world.
It must be nice also to NOT have to pay the prices for your prescription drugs because the Drug companies down in the USA sock it to the American Citizen, and therefore can afford to charge far less to the neighbors up North, the Canadian ingrates
as I might characterize them, IF you are an example of the typical
Canuck in Canada.
And let me tell you something about your nonsensical statistics.
Some I recognize from the WHO, and they are so absurd that any reasoned, thinking individual will recognize how asinine their assertions are when they state things such as ""The U.S. maternal mortality rate, for instance, has doubled over the last two decades, placing it 46th in the world"
Now, I wouldn't expect a moron to understand how the WHO comes up with that innumeration of "46th", because it would take someone with a brain larger than a peanut to understand their criteria and just how asinine it is.
Having said that, I won't bother going into an explanation to you of the asininity of the WHO's stats, which places the USA right behind CUBA in our health care ranking.
That would be another area where a moron would become confused and not understand, so once again I won't bother explaining it to you.
Suffice to say, my fleeting response to you is this "On Behalf of the United States and its 330 Million citizens, YOU and Canada are WELCOME to our protections and Our sacrifices and our world reknowned innovations".