By J0hn Shaffer
Many of us absolutely believe that the generous benefits that Americans enjoy – such as safety, a robust economy, education, and health care are very attractive, as is the welfare to which illegals apparently are entitled. But we don’t have thousands of Canadians storming our northern border, demanding entrance to the USA. Why not? Because Canada itself provides all of those attributes. Canada, and America, have many things that most citizens in the rest of the hemisphere can only dream of: rule by the consent of the governed; an independent judiciary; honest police officers; militaries that do not insert themselves in the choice of governments; peaceful exchanges of power after free elections; freedom from an oppressive government; the protection of basic liberties and civil rights – not merely in words but in actual practice; a free exchange of ideas; free economies; fair tax rates; and hundreds of other traits that we take for granted but are but dreams for much of the rest of the hemisphere.