Complete overhaul, replacing old system with European-style universal healthcare.
Partial overhaul, including expansion of Medicare, reworking of profit-based insurance system.
Sparse overhaul, based around getting rid of the profit-based private insurance companies.
Nothing needs to change, the US system is good the way it is.
Britain and the British Commonwealth, including India, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and half of Africa staying neutral is, firstly, a huge, huge condition for victory.
Secondly, you're full of ****. The US spends a lot on its military, but the idea that it could defeat the rest of the world in a conventional fight is utter ludicrous -- mere population would disagree. Secondly, you might note that for all the US's military might, it has failed time and time again to defeat smaller, poorer countries ranging from the Middle East to Asia to Europe.
French and British troops are amongst the most highly trained in the world, and the French Foreign Legion is unequivocally and absolutely one of the most effective military tools in the world today -- interventions across Asia and Africa that have been quick, successful and well-executed, where American troops have been bogged down, are par for the course for the Legion.
I would also like a single source that says that the French military fleeing in Afghanistan resulted in Taliban control -- because that's pure and blatant bull****. Some uneducated Americans like to propagate this 'French surrender monkey' (spelled monkey, not monkie, by the way) myth, but I challenge you to open your eyes and look at the facts:
French troops since the turn of the millennia have been in: Cote d'Ivoire, Mali, Guyana, Djibouti, the Central African Republic, Kosovo, Afghanistan, Chad and Somalia. American troops have undertaken operations in: Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia.
That's funny -- it looks like the French list was a lot longer! How bizarre, everyone knows the French never engage in military operations, being of course cheese-eating surrender monkeys.
Or maybe that title should go to the Americans?
As for the EU -- it is the largest economy in the world. There is no debate. Its GDP, GNP and PPP are all higher than that of the United States, and, as I mentioned, it is the world's largest aid donor, humanitarian developer, normative power and international arbiter.
It is also the largest collection of G8 states, and it holds two seats on the UN Security Council to America's one. The EU is the largest and most powerful political bloc in the world.
In short, you are wrong, and bigoted. You believe that America is the best at everything purely because you were born there, but the facts do not hold up. Your place in the world is not where you think it is.
Or, the freedom to not be shot in one of the tens of thousands of shootings that occur in the US every year -- in Britain, there were 64 last year.
Yeah, I think we're a lot more free than you are.
Check SCOTUS cases: Snyder v. Phelps (protects "outrageous" speech), United States v. Alvarez (protects false speech), and of course a very important part of free speech which is the state cannot decide which words are bannable with Near v. Minnesota.
The thousands of years of feudal rule and being subjects of the government...I can understand the indoctrinated beliefs.
Last edited by MichaelJR; 01-04-14 at 01:11 AM.