Should Canada join the USA?

This poll is directly inspired by Adrian Tawfik's blog entry Why Canada Should Consider Joining the United States. This is a Community Manifesto poll, and as will all community polls, you can insert relevant statements for other members to vote on. There is also a referendum-like open poll based on the same blog entry.

Listing in Community Manifesto:

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
66.67 % A world with fewer borders would be a better place. 1 entry 20 3 30
60 % No, the two countries are too far apart socially, economically, politically and democratically to consider a union at this stage 15 entries 18 3 30
60 % Canada would lose more than it would win by joining the US. 15 entries 18 3 30
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How Crazy is This Idea? (about Canada and US)

I would appreciate any thoughts. This article was up at my site for a bit and got some comments but I want to now see a vote on the idea if possible...

Choice Blog entries Score votes Maximum score
63.33 % I agree with the ideas expressed in the article (0 = not at all; 10 = very much) 57 9 90
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What do you think about the presence of the US military on foreign soil?

With hundreds of military bases around the world, the US has an inordinate amount of military personal being sent to and stationed on foreign soil.
Whether they are in a country at peace or sent to harm's way within a military conflict, what do you think about US military presence on foreign soil? How much is reasonable? What conditions would make their presence there — or their withdrawal — acceptable?

Rate from 0 to 10 on proposed statements according to how much you agree with them.

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72.5 % A certain amount of US military bases abroad is necessary for strategic and geopolitical purposes. 0 29 4 40
65 % The presence abroad of the US military is necessary for the US to defend its own borders. 1 entry 26 4 40
60 % Large portions of the US military should be reconverted for exclusive humanitarian purposes (e.g. disaster relief...) 0 24 4 40
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How just or justified was the US involment in the following wars?

For each war, rate as a percentage value how just or justified you think the US involment in it was.

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When and to what extent should a modern democracy intervene into a foreign conflict?

Generally and theoretically speaking, when and to what extent should a modern democracy intervene into a foreign conflict?

How much do you agree with each of the proposed statements?

listing in manifesto:
http://en.minguo.info/manifesto/foreign_policy
policy wiki:
http://minguo.info/usa/wiki/foreign_policy

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What should the US do about the Syrian Civil War?

Since 2011, Syria has been the theatre of a bloody civil war:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrian_civil_war
A ruthless dictator does not want to leave and make way for a new Syrian democracy (?).
Chemical weapons are reported to have been used.

What should the US do about it, if anything?
Should it intervene militarily? At what conditions? To what extent?

How much do you agree with each of the proposed statements?

listing in manifesto:
http://en.minguo.info/manifesto/foreign_policy
policy wiki:
http://minguo.info/usa/wiki/foreign_policy

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80 % The US should only intervene militarily with the approval of the United Nations. 0 8 1 10
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What do you think about the US space program (NASA, etc.)?

In 2012, NASA's budget was 17.77 billion US dollars, representing 0.48% of the US Federal budget.

Listing in manifesto:
http://en.minguo.info/manifesto/science

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Who would you pick for President in 2016 if you could vote for these people?

See other 2016 polls here:
http://en.minguo.info/poll/608_what_chance_the_following_democrats_have_...

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
60 % Hillary Clinton 1 entry 6 10 6
20 % None, they all suck. 0 2 10 2
10 % Barack Obama 2 entries 1 10 1
10 % I would rather take a random citizen than any of the above 1 entry 1 10 1
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Who is your favorite member of the Beatles?

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
70 % John Lennon 0 7 10 7
10 % Ringo Star 0 1 10 1
10 % All of them; they are all great! 0 1 10 1
10 % I don't know the individual members enough to decide. 0 1 10 1
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What is your position on nuclear armament?

Manifesto listing:
http://en.minguo.info/manifesto/foreign_policy
Policy wiki:
http://en.minguo.info/wiki/foreign_policy

Choice Blog entries Votes for votes score
100 % The US should pursue a policy of global (mutual), total nuclear disarmament. 1 entry 4 4 4
25 % The US should unilaterally and completely eliminate its nuclear armament stockpile. 1 entry 1 4 1
25 % The US should eliminate its nuclear armament stockpile only inasmuch as all other countries do the same. 0 1 4 1
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