I was reading about the plan for end the ease of which Canadians and Americans cross the world’s largest unprotected border. Soon I’m going to need a passport to go to the U.S. and Americans are going to need one to get back home. WHY ??
I understand the world of paranoia we now live in, in our post 9/11 world but to stifle the border traffic between our two countries is just plain stupid. It will do nothing but hurt both our economies, by slowing trade and discouraging tourist. Again, its for both sides, U.S. tourists destinations will loose a lot because of the lack of Canadian visitors. Oh and if you think that these places don’t care about Canadians visitors, awhile back, Disney World was offering a 5 day pass (including hotel stay) for the price of a 3 day stay, to Canadians. We Canucks can spend tourists dollars just as good as any U.S. citizen, even more actually because the prices are lower. As well, with the strengthening Canadian dollar, more Canadian are willing to make the trip across the border but if I need a passport now? Screw it, I’m staying home. Maybe I’ll visit Newfoundland instead, I’ve always wanted to see an iceberg.
Now I know that this all about security and that Canada is supposedly a “safe haven for international terrorists” but let’s look at the fact that all the 9/11 terrorists entered the U.S. from overseas flight, not through Canada. Canada doesn’t have secret Al Qaeda training camps. As I recalled, we helped out the U.S. as much as we could, during that terrible time. We even gave shelter to international travelers,(including you guys down there) stuck in Canada during the crisis. The rest of the planet considers us “Nice Guys”, what the hell is up George W. ass?
I personally think it’s a shame that it’s coming to this. Does this mean that Canadian living in the U.S. have to come home? In that case I want the following Canadian returned.
The Bare Naked Ladies
You can keep
And take back Kevin Sorbo. Were keeping Richard Dean Anderson, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell.
My 2 bytes