You jest - perhaps - but such an attitude is in fact a problem and growing. The solution to health care, violence, education, and everything else lies in the creation, support, and sustaining of society of moral individuals. Don't see that happening in our current culture. Quite the opposite, really.I rather like being what you consider to be amoral
Anyone who says "America has a racism problem" in one breath, and implies other nations do NOT in the other is either lying or hopelessly ignorant. Without trying to minimize what progress still needs to happen, America's "race" problems are a game of patty-cake compared to most other nations'.Racism...
I must also add that just having a bunch of moral people standing around isn't going to make a society better. While I'm pretty sure your vision of an utopian society isn't an Orwellian one where everyone is 100% moral and obeys everything, I still think life would be rather dull in general if amorality wasn't emphasised.
Yes, we need to be good people to have a good society. We don't need religion, faith, and traditional marriage to be good people.
It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere.
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The issue with the USA is that there's a huge difference between our inner-city population and our suburban/rural population. I'm not even talking about racial differences. It's simply like two different countries. You go into many urban communities, the economy seems 20 years behind. The education isn't nearly as good. Crime is way up. Gang violence is a major problem in lots of cities. But then if you go out to a suburb, you can find some areas that may as well be utopias. Very little crime, relatively low unemployment, strong economy, good education.
The health care issue is a different thing. We Americans have been living unhealthy lifestyles for a long time. It's held back our life expectancy. We're still the fattest country in the world and that's a major part of it. Universal health care isn't going to make us stop being obese.
English Cabbies dont xD
Canada has nearly 10% of the US population. They have less people to take care of. Socialist/Communist groups are more effective when you have a smaller population to deal with. That implies that social/communist programs are also more effective.
Canada also has a lot less gun control than the UK. Statistics show (Australia did this recently) that when you enforce more gun control that the crime rates begin to soar.
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