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20-12-2015, 09:11 PM
"If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"
So...a friend shared this image from a pro-gun Facebook page with the caption:

"If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"

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My first thought was "Yabut, Canada. You know, our friendly northern neighbors who obtained their independence from Great Britain by peaceful means..."

But then I remembered that most of my history knowledge was obtained via a Christian school in the U.S. and is therefore suspect. Dodgy

Was Canadian Independence a political thing or was there some violence behind the scenes that I don't know about?

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20-12-2015, 09:49 PM
RE: "If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"
It was a long process, and there were indeed skirmishes with Britain along the way, though no all out war. It did became it's own country in 1867, but was still under the British crown. Britain's influence over most of its territories and colonies diminished as a direct result of the world wars, and it wasn't until 1982 that Canada claimed the right to modify its own constitution.

It is, however, still a member of the commonwealth. When I worked for corrections and then immigration, I had to take an oath to the queen. When I eventually get my citizenship and have to take an oath to the queen yet again, I'll probably be the only one there who has already done it twice Tongue

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20-12-2015, 09:51 PM
RE: "If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"
So if the US ever goes to war with Canada, I get to choose which oath to break Goodevil

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20-12-2015, 09:54 PM
RE: "If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"
(20-12-2015 09:51 PM)yakherder Wrote:  So if the US ever goes to war with Canada, I get to choose which oath to break Goodevil

Why not both? Consider

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20-12-2015, 09:57 PM
RE: "If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"
(20-12-2015 09:54 PM)Chas Wrote:  
(20-12-2015 09:51 PM)yakherder Wrote:  So if the US ever goes to war with Canada, I get to choose which oath to break Goodevil

Why not both? Consider

If I don't pick a side I might not get to shoot anyone Sad

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20-12-2015, 10:00 PM (This post was last modified: 20-12-2015 10:13 PM by Can_of_Beans.)
RE: "If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"
(20-12-2015 09:57 PM)yakherder Wrote:  
(20-12-2015 09:54 PM)Chas Wrote:  Why not both? Consider

If I don't pick a side I might not get to shoot anyone Sad

You could always shoot whoever tries to arrest you for breaking the oath... Consider

Not that I endorse violence against law enforcement officials. No

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20-12-2015, 10:27 PM (This post was last modified: 22-12-2015 12:19 AM by Bucky Ball.)
RE: "If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"
If it weren't for the boats, we'd all still live in Europe, and elsewhere.
Boats for everyone I say.

The 28th Amendment must be passed.
A boat for every 'Murican.

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21-12-2015, 11:06 AM
RE: "If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"
(20-12-2015 09:11 PM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  "If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"

I thought it had more to do with the guerilla tactics they learned from the Indians in the French and Indian War. No?

I seem to recall that the British seriously outgunned the Colonialists but their European tactics weren't fit for our forests.

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21-12-2015, 11:15 AM
RE: "If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"
(21-12-2015 11:06 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(20-12-2015 09:11 PM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  "If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"

I thought it had more to do with the guerilla tactics they learned from the Indians in the French and Indian War. No?

I seem to recall that the British seriously outgunned the Colonialists but their European tactics weren't fit for our forests.

That's the story. I think the real reason we won was that the French decided to fuck with the British and help us out.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20306_5-m...ieves.html

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21-12-2015, 11:29 AM
RE: "If it weren't for guns we'd still be British"
(21-12-2015 11:15 AM)Can_of_Beans Wrote:  
(21-12-2015 11:06 AM)GirlyMan Wrote:  I thought it had more to do with the guerilla tactics they learned from the Indians in the French and Indian War. No?

I seem to recall that the British seriously outgunned the Colonialists but their European tactics weren't fit for our forests.

That's the story. I think the real reason we won was that the French decided to fuck with the British and help us out.

http://www.cracked.com/article_20306_5-m...ieves.html

The more you know.

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