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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