And who shall lead?

Canada
November 1, 2008 8:33am CST
This just came to mind. A while ago, U.S. President George Bush and Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper, were discussing the possibilities of joining Canada, the United States, and Mexico, together into one nation. The country would just be known as: America. Now from what Canada is experiencing up here, it seems very likey that there's a clear indication, that the U.S. will be creating another historical event, in that it will have voted in its first black President ever. (That's fine with me, since I don't discriminate anyway, when it comes to race, creed, or colour, etc.) But, in getting back to my original thought, IF the above DID happen, and North America became ONE nation...then who do you think would then best become its leader? Harper, Obama, or Calderon? Or, do you think they would equally share the duty, thereby eliminating the need to vote, or until such a time may become necessary? Personally, I think it's a terrible idea. I'm quite happy with the way things are right now. Your thoughts?
3 responses
• United States
28 Apr 09
I think we are too stuck on ourselves for this to happen. We think we have the best system (although we are heading to a fall parallel to Rome's). Unless we can "be the boss" I can't see us getting there. There are too many issues in the complicated pot!
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• Canada
28 Apr 09
You may have a point there...but I've always thought that the greedy ones will probably kill themselves off first. Mind you, Europe did fairly well with regard to joining their forces together, and created the almighty competitive euro dollar. However just to be on the safe side, I'm going to start brushing up on my Spanish, and going over the U.S. & Canadian Constitutions, one more time. ...could come in handy? (-smile-) cdrxo
• United States
28 Apr 09
You do make a valid point about Europe!! We may be too greedy to be that smart though! :) I have thought of brushing up on my Spanish as well! --don't like it, but I see that it can be very benficial! By the time we are ready to leave this world... the US will be a very different place!
@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
1 Nov 08
I agree with you it would be real mess if that ever happen but you never know what tomorrow holds out for us? It meant happen. cd
@mentalward (14695)
• United States
1 Nov 08
An awful lot would have to be changed in order to have all of North America become one country! Even our language! I'm not talking about English, French or Spanish, I'm talking about the way things are spelled! LOL Here, color is color, not colour. In the U.S. right now, spelling that word with a U is wrong... just ask any school kid who's spelled it that way in a spelling test! So, how would our new country spell those kinds of words? There would be a huge chunk of people who would have to learn to spell all over again! Money would be changing, although I believe it's about to change in the U.S. anyway. Health care would change for some of us. I would HOPE that this new country would adopt the health care system already in place in Canada! I'm not voting for personal reasons but, if I did, I'd vote for Obama because he's very much in favor of universal health care. Knowing that he's going to be our next president, anyway, I don't feel bad about not voting. I simply hate all the back-stabbing associated with campaigning these days... that's why I want my vote counted as a 'no vote'. But, back to the issue at hand, I doubt it will happen. There is simply too much that would have to be changed to accomplish such a monumental feat as that. I believe it would be a good thing, as long as the best practices (decided on by the people) are kept for all. I just think this is something that could not be done without major problems so, in that respect, I would not like to see it happen. I wouldn't know who would become the figurehead of this new country. Perhaps each ruler would have their own specific title and duties. I couldn't tell you if I thought Obama would be the best leader because we really haven't seen him in that position as yet. Campaigners will say ANYTHING to get elected! He has to prove himself before I could say anything about him. Anyway, those are MY thoughts! Great topic!