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July 01, 2017

Oh, Canada!

Well, today is July 1, known to our brothers to the north as Canada Day, the equivalent of our Fourth of July. This year is the 150th anniversary of the confederation, the day on which the Dominion of Canada was formed.

The relationship between the United States and Canada is a remarkable one. We truly are brothers from the same mother, after all, when we won our independence from Britain in 1781, we did not execute the loyalists, but instead allowed them to leave. Most of them went to what would become Canada, meaning that our blood is their blood. We demanded to become citizens, they opted to remain subjects (a small but crucial distinction which echos in our national characters to this day), but still and all, we ARE from the same stock.

Nevermind that today they are governed by an empty-headed progressive pretty boy (and really, is FluffyHair von FancySuit anything more than a cheap knock-off of our own SCOAMF?). Forget that their disastrous health system is being held up as something for us to emulate. Ignore the fact that they can be more socialist than we are because we are paying the freight for their defense (you might say that we're standing on guard for thee *wink*). These are simply merely the intra-familial differences that are well know to any human being. Canadians are our brothers, with ties forged not only of a common blood, but in the crucible of conflict and iron and death. Personally, I'm awfully glad to have them next door, that's one border we don't have to watch too closely, we know they've got our back. One day soon the blessings of liberty will be restored fully to both of our great nations, but right now, today, we Americans raise our drinks to you, Canada, and cheerfully shout:


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