put right." - Carl Schurz
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My country. I am a liberal. I am also a patriot. People don't understand this combination. How can I love my country and still want to move to Canada?
Well, there's different kinds of love. I am disappointed in my country, I must confess. It's hard to sit here when it looks like the leaders of my country don't give a damn about the constitution. I don't like the selfishness that many of my fellow countrymen have. That is, "I got mine, Jack, screw you." It feels like people would rather have me out on the street caught in the mess that is untreated bipolar disorder rather than the (mostly) productive citizen I am now. I'm scared to death of losing my health insurance. I'd like to fix this mess, but I don't know how. And that makes me feel like I don't belong in my own country, which is a country I love. I can't hear 'America the Beautiful' without nearly crying.
There's a dream. It's not the reality.
Which is why I could be both an American and a Canadian. Canada feels more sensible to me, and that they care about their citizenry. Of course, there is the Alliance, but...you can't have perfection.
So here I am, stuck in the States, and not sure whether it's worth the time and effort to fight.