It’s my birthday, so I’m going to go off on a tangent and do something I don’t usually do…wax political.

I’m Canadain, so therefore even though American economic policies affect me nearly as much as they do my friends to the south, I’m not allowed to vote in their election.

If I were though, I’d be hard pressed to re-elect the only president since the depression who has ended his term with a lower employment number than when he started…he did find Tom Ridge a job though. How’s your civil liberties workin’ out for you now?

The reason the founding fathers of the United States allowed the right to bear arms was so that the American people could rise up against tyranny and opression. Now maybe my definition is different than the average bear’s, but where I come from, these are some examples of opression; People being rounded up for suspicion of terrorist activities. Being harrassed and threatened for taking innocent photos of monuments. Their excuse is always “September 11th”, blah blah blah, “September 11th”.

I think it’s ironic that the world is so proud of our World War II veterans who gave their lives so that we could live in freedom…but whenever we talk about September 11th, we talk about how we have to give up certain freedoms so that we can keep our lives.

The sad thing is that the media is focusing on “Flip Flopping”, and “The wrong war”, rather than the staggering changes that the United States has undergone in these last three years. Land of the free, home of the brave? Not anymore.