A couple of times I’ve heard the refrain “If Bush wins I’m moving to Canada.” I know that mostly this is just an expression of dislike for Bush – but it bugs me anyway.
Picture yourself in a crowded room. There is a madman right beside you and he picks up a loaded gun from the floor. Do you run, or try to get the gun away from him?
Bush is the madman. The US is the gun. Leaving for Canada is the equivalent of running for the door without doing anything to stop him. America is too powerful and too important to leave to the right-wing extreme.
Regardless of next Tuesday, I plan to stay.