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  • Healthcare

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  • Tax Policy

    8 32.00%
  • Drug Policy

    18 72.00%
  • Prison System

    15 60.00%
  • Size and Scope of Military

    15 60.00%
  • Race Relations

    8 32.00%
  • Election System

    10 40.00%
  • Morality

    7 28.00%
  • Violent Crime Rates

    12 48.00%
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Thread: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

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    What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Is the US the greatest nation the world has ever seen, hands down? Or are there things we can approve upon based on the example of other countries?

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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Actually, some other countries are now using the fate of the US as an example of what to avoid, to "Nip in the bud."

    Quite a shift for the former most powerful, prosperous country in the world, the former leader of the free world.

    Certainly the educated world is shocked at how quickly it all came down.

    I could expand, but the law won't allow that sort of freedom.
    Last edited by Ray410; 09-07-13 at 04:24 PM.

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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Poll needs option: 'all of the above'.

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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Is the US the greatest nation the world has ever seen, hands down? Or are there things we can approve upon based on the example of other countries?
    How to get along with less?

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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    well we have learned from England and Australia what happens when people register their firearms



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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Poll needs option: 'all of the above'.
    You can do multiple answers.

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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    You can do multiple answers.
    Is this art class?

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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    I selected health care and drug policy. We could learn a lot about proper national health care from several different models any one of which is lightyears ahead of what we had pre-obamacare and now under obamacare. I'd point to Canada, The UK, France, and Cuba as good examples

    As for drug policy, we need to lighten up greatly on our failed War on Drugs, and I mean seriously stop it entirely and begin treating the situation as we already do alcohol and cigarettes. I think a good example would have been Holland before the EU started putting pressure on it to conform.

    I might have picked prison reform, but only to the extent of rehabilitation programs come countries use. Norway has a good reform program. However, I don't see any special examples of prison systems I'd adopt, and still think my prison reform option discussed elsewhere is what we need for actual prison system operations.

    I'm not sure that any other nation has a better system of government, although I hate our Two-Party dominance in elections. As far as the military? I think ours is the best in the world, although I'd have some personal suggestions about training programs.
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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    Quote Originally Posted by aberrant85 View Post
    Is the US the greatest nation the world has ever seen, hands down? Or are there things we can approve upon based on the example of other countries?
    No, I don't believe the USA is the greatest nation the world has ever seen. Over the millennia, great empires have risen, lasted centuries, then fallen. In their time, many were greater, more powerful, more encompassing than the USA. Can we improve based on the examples of other countries? Sure we could. We could learn a lot about covering even the poorest with adequate healthcare, we could also learn the dangers of runaway cradle-to-grave welfare systems that have begun to bankrupt some European nations.

    I'll take flack for this, but I admire the UK's CCTV system. I know, I know, a lot of Americans scream "privacy!!!" but when one is out and about in public, there is no legal expectation of privacy in a public place, and CCTV's crime fighting/solving value is immeasurable. Someday, probably in this century, each child born will have DNA posted in the global population data base, and I think that's a great thing.

    America can learn about the pitfalls of expansionism, over-aggressive "imperialism" (for lack of a better word), and militarily meddling in the affairs of others by emulating policies of our European neighbors, who have already learned the hard way lessons that we don't seem to believe will apply to us.

    Anyway, don't want this to be too wordy, so I'll shut it down before I start to ramble. On the Poll I selected Heath, Drugs, Prison and Other.

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    Re: What, if Anything, can the US Learn from Other Countries?

    All the above. No nation is ever the best at anything, you can always learn from another nation at any point, even if you are considered the best. The US is certainly not the best right now, therefore they could learn A LOT.
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