Only in America




 
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Boots
 
November 17th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 

Topic: Only in America


I find it interesting how the United States of Amerca has managed to get many things to work would probably have absolutely no chance of working elsewhere.

The Right to Bear Arms: How many nations in the world allow the common citizen to own their own weapons, especially fully automatic ones? Allowing everyone to have their own weapons has proved to be a recipe for disaster in most of the world ... but not in the USA.

Low Corruption Levels in a Representative Democracy: In many instances, Representative Democracy has lead to high levels of corruption. Factor the Right to Bear Arms into that and you should be seeing a recipe for catastrophe ... and yet in the USA, we are further from the brink of catastrophe than anybody could have dreamed possible.

(in general) A Peaceful and Equal Mixing of All World Ethnic Groups: Because the USA didn't really have a starting ethnic group per se, we usually see a less racial and ethnic hatred often seen in other lands. Native Americans and African Americans have been notable exceptions in the past, but that is working itelf out too. If you're in America, you can work hard to accomplish almost anything you want to do.

Those are all of them that I can think of right now. Anyone else is welcome to contribute or comment.
November 17th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
It's called tradition. It's a pretty powerful force.
You know technically, the British government could go dictatorship if it really wanted to, but they have a tradition of democracy and therefore stay that way.
November 17th, 2004  
Hegario
 
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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
It's called tradition. It's a pretty powerful force.
You know technically, the British government could go dictatorship if it really wanted to, but they have a tradition of democracy and therefore stay that way.
That's very true. The British governments don't have a set date for elections meaning that they could just as well skip them alltogether.
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Boots
November 17th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
thought of another one that seems to be sortof unique to the USA:

The Most Power Person in the Nation Has a Set Time-Limit to Rule: The President of the USA is unquestionably one of the most powerful positions on the planet (probably THE most powerful), yet all US Presidents but one (FDR) willingly relinquished their power after either 4 or 8 years in office. Their position as Commander and Chief of the US Armed Forces means they are in direct command of an extremely powerful military force that could (hypothetically) be used by them to remain in power indefinitely.

I agree with what's been said of Tradition. Its a powerful force indeed. They do have a tendency of being broken by people with high ambitions. Oliver Cromwell entirely rewrote numerous English traditions, only for them to be reinstituted in somewhat different forms thereafter.
November 17th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
The thing about "breaking" tradition would be that not only the strong man alone, but practically anyone with a say in the matter would all want to have to break the tradition.
If the President of the US told the military that he was intending on staying in power, that wouldn't work.
November 17th, 2004  
Doc.S
 
This is all major points why I will try in the future to get away from Europe with my family thats for sure. US is still the land of freedom. I will and want to move to the US because I am a Republican in heart and mind and I am a christian and I want to work for a living, that will be practicular impossible in the future over here in Europe. Everything is moving to China or other countrys and I dont want to rot in the streets of Sweden just because I am living in the EU where other nations people are more important than their fellow countrymen, where moral is exchange for political correct pictures and figments of the imagination, where security for the people comes last, where military cut backs will make the countrys insecure and where boarders are lifted to let in anything and everything just becuase it is in their point of view a good thing to do in a short period of time. I would not have any problems to fit in to the US soceity I think. I am an Alien over here in scandinavia. Well it feels like that, sorounded by a lot of hatefull people that is the feeling I got, maby kids can become a reality in the US to. I have alot of relatives in the US, and they have all suceed to go from poor to a over middle class life all with hard work and thanks to the American way. The only thing I will miss is the swedish right of common access

Cheers:
Doc.S
November 17th, 2004  
Young Winston
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hegario
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
It's called tradition. It's a pretty powerful force.
You know technically, the British government could go dictatorship if it really wanted to, but they have a tradition of democracy and therefore stay that way.
That's very true. The British governments don't have a set date for elections meaning that they could just as well skip them altogether.
You're right about not having set dates but they do have to call them eventually (there is a time limit in Australia). Skipping them is not an option.

I like the idea of having a time limit for the Presidency.

I don't like your gun laws. Too many guns in homes make it easier for someone to solve a domestic argument with a BANG! Automatics are a big no with me.

Why is the US so hung up about owning a gun and not the Canadians? There must be some strong historical reasons for this.

In Australia our gun laws are stricter but crims still get hold of the guns they want. Knifes with gangs are a real issue.
November 17th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Doc S.
I was hoping to go over to Europe to help.
November 17th, 2004  
Young Winston
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
Doc S.
I was hoping to go over to Europe to help.
Is this supposed to be private????
November 17th, 2004  
Doc.S
 
the_13th_redneck wrote:

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Doc S.
I was hoping to go over to Europe to help.
Hey redneck I do appriciate your input and help is also appriciated but I am afraid Europe is for now a very lost couse. I just like winners that is all - And I hate to loose. And over here I am loosing but in the reality I am winning, Is that not ironic? No you dont want to come over here to Europe trust me. Well if you are rich as a cave troll, or if you are a socker star, or maby a golf pro that can live with all this double taxations and if you really dont like America, and love socialism - then you will maby have a good time over here. As for me I am only here for the swedish right of common access and one more thing, to see this shit blow high sky. I have realised that It will probably be more fun and a greater glory to turn back with the U.S marines on a landing barge sent back to liberate this Europe thing again rather then to stay over here and get killed in the sleep without any chance to defend myselfe.

An old man over here in sweden cought a burgler in his house, and he made a citizen arrest pointing his gun at the burgler. The burgler told him that his friends wear outside the house and that they would soon get in to the old man and help the burgler out. The old man got a small heart attack when he slowly opend the door to look if the burgler was telling the truth? When he stambled out on the stairs he saw that the burgler was leaving the house through the toilet window. The old man yelled to the escaping burlger STOP or I will Fire upon you! Then a second larger heart attack stroked the old man and a shoot went off in the directon at the burlger. He was hit in the arm but not lethal. The burgler was sentenced to society service for 8 weeks or something like that. The old man was sentenced to jail for 6 years for shooting the burgler. That is ironic too. "So you dont want to move over here if you dont have a death wish that is".

Cheers:
Doc.S