Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Go Canadian?

CNN has a story on an American T-shirt company who "has a solution for their fellow citizens who want to vacation in Europe without having to answer questions about U.S. politics -- pose as Canadians." The kit offers Canadian patches, t-shirt and a phrase book, eh?

How did it come to this? Two generations of American chief executives hell-bent on protecting and expanding the power of the executive branch, that's how. Naturally, that undermines the careful checks-and-balance system laid down by the founding fathers. Sigh. I wonder if George Bush realizes that the Great Seal of the United States of America shows a bald eagle facing the olive branch of peace in its right talons, not the arrows of war in its left? No, perhaps he has been reading the Chinese Book of the Lord Shang: "If things are done that an enemy would be ashamed to do, there is an advantage".

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