Originally Posted by NateR
If conforming to European socialism is what it takes to make America "respectable," then I'd take the disrespect any day.
I don't know what kind of fantasy land you live in, but America has NEVER been respected in the world. Not even during WW2. The British thought the American generals were incompetent and, only 5 years after we liberated them from the Nazis, the French were already making anti-America propaganda. So I don't know where you are getting this myth that the rest of the world has ever loved the United States.
Well I love America. I live in Toronto and the rest of Canada hates us Torontonians because they say we wish we were "Americans" .... I don't know how we try and act American. I am Canadian, but I feel America is our closest rivals. Doesn't mean we have to agree with everything ... Sure I am just one person ... but you are right ...