We had to fight for our independence as well, we won it in the war of 1812 from the United States.I guess I shouldn't be surprised to see a post like this from a citizen of a country that didn't have to fight (in the literal sense, not the political one) for its independence from a European colonial power.
Also there is a reoccurring theme in the majority of replies that refers to socialism. Please emplane how Canadian's are socialists? Every now and then i will watch CNN or Fox News and you must realize their reporting is slanted and they have a political agenda. It's not anything like they say it is up here. A real news outlet reports the story from a neutral perspective and doesn't take sides. Think BBC, CBC or and you'll all hate this one Al Jazeera. I have yet to see fair reporting in the U.S.