Several million Vietnamese might ask, "How close is close enough?", if they weren't dead. How many Iraqis? We don't know. Another poster has mentioned Indian removal. How about Japanese civilians? Sure, war, but proportionate? Your current president is not Hitler but he is a bloody murderer, like most who went before. And you may well replace him with much worse.
Thanks for the time, the clarification. Well said. The forces are not evenly distributed, globally, of course. US hegemony, the police state mentality, is not yet as severe in Canada as in the UK. Tomorrow? We get to see. Point taken, though. We need all to work toward something closer to real democracy. I fear we may not have much time. But I'm old -- my concern is for my grandchildren, everyone of their generation. Criticizing. Well, no, I don't blame the citizens of the US but if there is to be change they and those of your country will have to demand it. They may not. My country may well slide down that same slope.
Constitution? Have you not been paying attention? I mean, really, you Americans have already lost your republic. It's been awhile! And the rest of us would be really happy if you would do something about that.