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Border buddies: A merger between the United states and Canada?
The Washington Times ^ | 3/23/2014 | Meghan Drake

Posted on 03/23/2014 5:27:20 PM PDT by markomalley

If Diane Francis had her way, the U.S. would share a lot more with its northern neighbor than the Great Lakes, maple syrup and Justin Bieber.

The editor-at-large for Toronto’s National Post argues that a complete merger of Canada and the United States would create a global colossus, add 13 stars to the American flag, eliminate the border and require just a few amendments to the Constitution. But, Ms. Francis acknowledged on a visit to Washington last week, not everyone up north is thrilled with the idea.

“I wanted to attack the Canadian establishment and say, ‘Wake up, there is [a merger] underway, let’s manage it to our benefit,’ and to attack American ignorance about Canada,” she said.

The “thought experiment,” first broached in a book she published late last year, was introduced on the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement as President Obama pushed for much broader trade agreements with the European Union and Asia-Pacific nations.

Ms. Francis envisions a full-on economic and political merger in which Canada’s provinces would become 13 states in the U.S. Quebec would become a commonwealth like Puerto Rico.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Canada; Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: blamecanada; canada; canadausmerger; futuredemocrats; keystonexl; mergerofthecentury; nafta; nwo; treason
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With all due respect to Canadian FReepers, please, God, no.
1 posted on 03/23/2014 5:27:20 PM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

We would win a lot more gold metals in the Winter Olympics, that’s for sure.


2 posted on 03/23/2014 5:30:10 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededication to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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To: markomalley
and require just a few amendments to the Constitution.

SCREEEEECHH, wut?
3 posted on 03/23/2014 5:30:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

No no no no no no no no.


4 posted on 03/23/2014 5:30:55 PM PDT by Former Proud Canadian (Cruz/Palin 2016)
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To: cripplecreek

Yep.


5 posted on 03/23/2014 5:32:13 PM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: 3Fingas

True dat.

The gold medal American Ice dancing team trains with the silver medal Canadian team in the Detroit area.


6 posted on 03/23/2014 5:32:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: markomalley

Nice peeps

Nope


7 posted on 03/23/2014 5:32:34 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: markomalley
Might as well. This country as it stands today is pretty well shot. Maybe a shake up of major proportions would do it good. Anyway that's what we wanted back in 1812!
8 posted on 03/23/2014 5:32:48 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: markomalley

F NO! I already left that sh*thole country called Kanukistan. I will say it one more time, those stupid kanukistanis are the most anti American race outside of the US. You are just adding 26 million more Dumocraps to vote.


9 posted on 03/23/2014 5:35:13 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: cripplecreek

I dunno.

What do Canadians think, and what would be their view of our 2nd Amendment?

That and Free Speech?


10 posted on 03/23/2014 5:35:35 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2013)
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To: markomalley

Gotta get them lefty voters!


11 posted on 03/23/2014 5:35:54 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: markomalley

With all due respect to Canadian FReepers, please, God, no.


No ****** way.

First amendment: Throw it out (Canada does NOT have free speech (ask Mark Steyn[sp?])

Second amendment: Gone.

Tenth: Gone.

(Can anyone else can speak about 3-9 ?)


12 posted on 03/23/2014 5:35:58 PM PDT by Peet (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: markomalley

No queen thank you. And no more draconian gun laws and socialized meds than we already have. And while your at it keep the french.


13 posted on 03/23/2014 5:36:46 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: markomalley

yeah, I’m sure Quebec would go for that


14 posted on 03/23/2014 5:37:15 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Screw the farmers. I can get everything I need at the grocery store.)
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To: NonValueAdded

I would be in favor of Alberta and Texas merging.


15 posted on 03/23/2014 5:37:46 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: markomalley
For Democrats, the attraction would be the incorporation of an electorate whose political center is far to the left of the U.S. balance of power...

Sounds like something hostile to the American Way.

16 posted on 03/23/2014 5:37:47 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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To: markomalley

I love Canada’s Generals. They look to be riders on the storm. I’ll listen.


17 posted on 03/23/2014 5:38:40 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: markomalley
Canadian identity is rooted in negatives--NOT-American, and for some, NOT-English-speaking.

I don't want to take on this kind of craziness.
18 posted on 03/23/2014 5:39:04 PM PDT by Nepeta
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To: hinckley buzzard

You really think we already that bad off that merging with Canada might straighten us out?


19 posted on 03/23/2014 5:39:09 PM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
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To: markomalley

“...just a few amendments to the Constitution.”

Which ones would those be? Our God-given ones? No, thanks.


20 posted on 03/23/2014 5:39:21 PM PDT by Politicalkiddo (The more helpless the victim, the more hideous the assault.)
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To: markomalley

Would we be a Republic or a Parliamentary Monarchy?

I’m sorry, but there are some things about CA that I wouldn’t want, inspite of the fact that Stephen Harper in an immensely better leader than Barack Obama!!


21 posted on 03/23/2014 5:40:05 PM PDT by JSDude1 (Defeat Hagan, elect a Constutional Conservative: Dr. Greg Brannon!)
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To: markomalley

They would get millions of worthless new laws, and we would get stuck with their gun and hate speech laws. It would be the worst of both worlds.


22 posted on 03/23/2014 5:40:33 PM PDT by Husker24
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To: NonValueAdded

Sacre bleu! Now they have to learn French in D.C.!


23 posted on 03/23/2014 5:41:20 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Husker24

cede Neoeuropa to ontario.


24 posted on 03/23/2014 5:41:50 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: JSDude1

still listening.


25 posted on 03/23/2014 5:42:18 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: markomalley; Travis McGee; Joe Brower; MamaDearest; Old Sarge; Criminal Number 18F
Considering the level of nazi-like provisions their government has wrought on the helpless gun owners of that nation, thanks to the fact that Canada has no Second Amendment in their Constitution, I'd say it'd invite CWII! Ping to Travis McGee!
26 posted on 03/23/2014 5:42:21 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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To: markomalley

I have a better idea.

One country should take all the libs, the other all the conservatives and may the best ideology win.

No sense messing up two countries.


27 posted on 03/23/2014 5:42:32 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: cripplecreek
What difference at this point does it make?
28 posted on 03/23/2014 5:43:02 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: ExSoldier

Might make for listening.


29 posted on 03/23/2014 5:43:41 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: JudyinCanada

Judy you are a brave one.


30 posted on 03/23/2014 5:44:19 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: markomalley

As the old song Says: “The whole world is festering with unhappy souls, the French hate the German, the Germans hate the Poles, Italians hate Yugoslavs, South Africans hate the Dutch, and I don’t like anybody very much.”


31 posted on 03/23/2014 5:44:22 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: markomalley

If it means Stephen Harper becomes our President, then count me in.


32 posted on 03/23/2014 5:44:25 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: markomalley

It would be a lot closer relationship if they joimned the European socialist Union!


33 posted on 03/23/2014 5:46:21 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: markomalley

We have our neighbor to the south mooching off of us and dumping its illiterate, low skilled underclass on us. At least our neighbors to the north are a first world country, has an educated, productive society, and is rich in natural resources. Mexico is already absorbing us and turning parts of our country into a third world dump. Might as well throw in with the Canadians to save ourselves. We’re not doing a good job of taking care of ourselves at the present.


34 posted on 03/23/2014 5:46:29 PM PDT by dowcaet
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To: no-to-illegals

Well I know which country that puts me in!


35 posted on 03/23/2014 5:47:49 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: ExSoldier

Why invade Canada?
http://www.invadecanada.us/


36 posted on 03/23/2014 5:48:16 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Sacre bleu! Now they have to learn French in D.C.!

And get used to saying "eh."

37 posted on 03/23/2014 5:48:52 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: ExSoldier

Hundreds of tweeting Americans want to invade Canada right now
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/02/20/hundreds-of-tweeting-americans-want-to-invade-canada-right-now/


38 posted on 03/23/2014 5:49:09 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: markomalley
All other issues aside, that Justin Bieber thing is the real deal-killer for me.


39 posted on 03/23/2014 5:49:19 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: markomalley

Aren’t they in way better financial shape than we are? As I recall the rode out the meltdown without insane stimulus and recovered well.


40 posted on 03/23/2014 5:49:31 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: markomalley

As a persona non grata because of a conviction in 1977, I am not allowed in canuck land...even though my civil rights have been restored since 1977.
I am allowed to vote and I own and can legally buy firearms.

But no, can’t go to canuck land.

F the queen


41 posted on 03/23/2014 5:50:02 PM PDT by BOOHA
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To: luvbach1

42 posted on 03/23/2014 5:50:35 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: cripplecreek

I’m sure one of those is to get rid of the pesky 2nd amendment.

Its gonna happen eventually. The globalists are demanding it.


43 posted on 03/23/2014 5:51:01 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: markomalley

But what about all that wild beaver in the Great White North?


44 posted on 03/23/2014 5:51:44 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: markomalley

If things keep going as they are the US will be merging with Mexico.


45 posted on 03/23/2014 5:51:58 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Jean Francoise Kerry has that well in hand.


46 posted on 03/23/2014 5:52:02 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Screw the farmers. I can get everything I need at the grocery store.)
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To: JudyinCanada

Judy, I think we can freeze ‘em out eventually.


47 posted on 03/23/2014 5:52:12 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: markomalley

Canadians only need one thing from the USA, the second amendment as part of a Canadian Constitution.

We do not need the radical US left and its Coercive Utopianism...we have enough of that already, and we hopefully are in the process of sending the Canadian left into the dust bin of history.And the Russians are doing their best to help us do that through renewed Russian aggression preventing the further grand experiment of the so called Trudeau legacy, actually a curse.

(Russia is only a relatively short flight from Russia’s Laptev Sea Islands to Tanquary Fiord Quittinirpaaq National Park,where Canada has no military presence FOB, and the Russians are in an expansionist mood for resources, they will end liberalism and coercive utopianism in Canada as a viable method of governance.)

Prime Minister Harper is in the Ukraine barking at the Russians to show how worried even he is.


48 posted on 03/23/2014 5:53:17 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: JudyinCanada
"One country should take all the libs, the other all the conservatives and may the best ideology win."

That's my hope with Texas (and the gulf coast states) vs northern and left coast sates.

49 posted on 03/23/2014 5:54:24 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Liberals see what they believe; Conservatives believe what they see.)
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To: luvbach1

Francais, eh.


50 posted on 03/23/2014 5:55:16 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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