North American Army: An End To Independance
Came across this interesting, and (potentially) scary, article today. It states that on February 14 Armed Forces Commanders from both the U.S.A and Canada signed an agreement that allows the armed forces from one nation to assist the other nation during times of domestic civil emergencies.
I have mixed feelings about this. First, the public hasn’t been informed of this important decision in any particularly broad way. This to me indicates that those involved in the decision realize the hot-potato that this new policy is to each nations sovereignty.
On the other hand, I’m pro the dismantling of national borders in a way that benefits all people affected. Of course I mean this in a purely idealistic way, in that I believe that governments and individuals will be responsible and not abuse open borders. My ideally theoretical world isn’t perfect, I can admit, but anything that potentially helps to negate further extreme nationalism is good.
On the one hand this may be nothing, an innocuous decision that benefits both nations during times of emergency. On the other hand it may be an early blow in the constant pursuit of Manifest Destiny.
Who has more to lose from a Canadian/American union? This is easily answered by determining which county has the bigger population, more cultural influence, larger military, need for Manifest Destiny, Republicans and Mormons.