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Seeing England today, would we really be all that less free if we'd lost the Revolution?

The UK is our closest ally and we copycat alot of their names and forms of government and procedures. The people seem happy and totally free to do what they will for the most part.

In some ways they have implemented better systems with the public than we have, but that MHO.

The Revolutionary War fought for our freedom and rights to choose, but after the monarchy was no longer "the" power, there was freedom in the UK, as well. If we'd waited or lost, would we still be the same people for the most part? The Civil War never would have happened. The World Wars would have played out different. The Civil Right movement wouldn't have happened (as it never happened in the current UK).

Your thoughts?


Asked by Zoeyis at 5:21 AM on Sep. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (10)
  • We are much better off in many areas, not just the freedoms we take for granted.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:31 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • You'd also have a whole lot more regulations, and taxes. I have a friend from England. Basically everything is controlled. You have to have a permit for TV, have to get your car checked out every so often, and a lot of other crap that just eats up money.

    Answer by SalemWitchChild at 6:51 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • If you don;t mind paying upwards of 40% income taxes, living in a defines class system, where very few are able to raise their station in life--born poor, you stay poor; born rich, stay rich, and a whole host of liberal socialized programs (many of which are FAILING--like their National Healthcare System!), and where owning firearms is prohibited (even by non-SWAT police), then England is for you!! :o)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 7:46 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • I had heard about how residents have to pay for trash pickup. Its not run by the local govt like ours is here.

    Comment by Zoeyis (original poster) at 7:00 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • No freedom of speech guaranteed under law. No thank you.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 7:54 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Our own soldiers don't even get freedom of speech :)
    there's no real freedom online either. A website owner can boot you just for disagreeing with em :)

    Comment by Zoeyis (original poster) at 7:55 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Okay the question was if you think we would be that much less free if we'd lost in 1776, not does Zoey like England better? LOL. Focus, people :)

    Comment by Zoeyis (original poster) at 10:11 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Go ahead and have at it Zoey..i'm good in America thanks lol

    Answer by tnmomofive at 7:57 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • I loved it when I visited

    Anything seems wonderful when you visit. Spending all the money you want on touristy stuff designed to cater to you, not having to pay rent, not having to pay taxes, not even having to pay for groceries. I'm sure 4 days at a resort in Cuba is absolutely amazing, sitting on the beach while a cabana boy brings you mojitos all day. That doesn't make it reality.

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:46 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • What you SEE is not the full picture. Until you have lived it you couldn't know what the differences are.

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:57 AM on Sep. 17, 2010