Also: an email in a newsletter I get regularly. It's from a Canadian woman:
Subject: Make your vote count
As a non-American - but a North American (yes, Canadian), I cannot
tell you how many people I have had political discussions with in the
previous four weeks about the American election - and how we all figure
that we should be allowed to vote in this election. This decision can
and will affect my life, just as much as it will affect the citizens
of the USA. Making an informed decision and voting is a precious
commodity that many do not understand the value.
Um, lady... if you want to vote in the American election so badly, MOVE TO AMERICA. Otherwise, butt out. It's our president, so it's our "informed decision". If you were somehow to obtain voting rights in the USA, then I'd have to demand some for Canada, which I have to admit I could probably care less about. Not that I don't care about your government; it's just that I don't demand to participate it, nor should I, seeing as I'm not Canadian. Tell me, exactly how do you "all figure" that you should be able to vote in our election?
As I write this, I'm sitting at a computer that has somebody's old boarding pass for an Air Canada flight from Seattle to Vancouver lying on the desk next to it. They print in 3 different languages: English, French, and German. How tolerant of them! Probably more so than us...