Well put. If history had been a bit different, the borders would be different anyway, 
so nation-states aren't as "cast in stone" as people seem to think.

"John W. Redelfs" wrote:

> Sometimes I get a little tired of the nationalist chest beating that some on this 
>list indulge themselves in, especially the USA vs. Canada variety.  We are all 
>saints.  Our allegiance is the Kingdom of God, and only secondarily to Canada or the 
>USA.  I think if we are honest with ourselves we will all realize that our two 
>countries are far from being that Zion where the pure in heart dwell.  I a saint 
>first, and then I'm an American.  As a saint who loves his country, it grieves me to 
>see my country behaving dishonorably.  But that does not make me a traitor to my 
>country.  In a democratic republic such as we have, all of us are suppose to speak up 
>for the policies that we think are right and good.  A person cannot be a traitor 
>merely by voicing an unpopular opinion.
> I am a saint first, and then an American.  I hope we all feel that way.
> Your friend and brother,
> John W. Redelfs, [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

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short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark."
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