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  •  I thank God every day that my great-grandparents (3+ / 0-)
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    from KS picked up at age 44, after homesteading from IL in their 20's, to do the whole pioneer thing over again in Alberta (again by covered wagon, took them two summers, wintering in a sod hut halfway along). Not many thinking Canadians today would want to be part of the USA.

    "...stories of past courage can define that ingredient..... But they cannot supply courage itself. For this each man must look into his own soul." JFK Profiles in Courage

    by ontario on Sat Jul 21, 2012 at 03:30:11 PM PDT

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    •  You are no doubt aware (0+ / 0-)

      That Canada was something of a refuge for disaffected loyalists and tories who not surprisingly didn't feel quite at home in the colonies anymore during and after the American revolution.
         In fact, America was quite surprised that the Quebec inhabitants didn't help us in that war. Trouble is, they were perfectly comfortable living under a tolerant government, even one officially protestant.

      An empty head is not really empty; it is stuffed with rubbish. Hence the difficulty of forcing anything into an empty head. -- Eric Hoffer

      by MichiganChet on Sun Jul 22, 2012 at 09:56:43 AM PDT

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