Canada's View on Social Issues Is Opening Rifts With the U.S.

Bill Stoddard bill at
Wed Dec 3 11:29:07 PST 2003

Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:

> Ian Andrew Bell wrote:
>> I believe, having lived in both places, that the difference is 
>> tolerance vs. fear.  In Canada you may not >like< someone's choice to, 
>> say, smoke pot on the steps of the courthouse or marry someone of the 
>> same sex.  You will not, however, attack them or their ideals because 
>> of that.  You might lobby to get a law created, etc. but you do not 
>> attack them directly.
> These are ridiculous stereotypes. The US is a very diverse place.
> As a San Franciscan your stereotyping is insulting.
> If you don't get it, I'll try to explain it some other time,
> I'm too busy with work right now despite how annoyed I am.
> - Joe

Political pundits (on both sides of the aisle) are a lot like the dead people in the movie "The 6th Sense", 
they see what they want to see.


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