Comment 72325

By shaddupsevenup (registered) | Posted December 16, 2011 at 09:22:22

Up until recently, I've tried to give America the benefit of the doubt. Many of my American friends say they stay because they can't change anything from outside the US borders. However, the recent developments of the Judiciary Review of SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act), and the new defense bill that will allow the American military to arrest and detain American citizens indefinitely, without trial, has finally convinced me that it's too late for America - she's slid too far down the slope to fascism.

Personally, this is a lesson to me - to engage Canadians who are apathetic about voting now, and to get our leaders to consider electoral reform, before this happens to us (and it will). The electoral systems in North America are practically designed to end up with two party systems, which is not truly democratic. To me, the Democrats and the Republicans are the same party, for all intents and purposes. Someone said to me that America looks to be devolving into a feudal system. At first it sounded preposterous. But spine-tingling nonetheless.

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