Saturday, September 6, 2008

USA or Switzerland-Where Would You Want to Live?

Our constitution would work if we used it. How much peace there would be in the world if so! This was a great article.
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has not been in a foreign war of any kind since 1815.
In addition
to the encircling foreign marauders, Switzerland itself is composed
of four different ethnic groups (German, French, Italian, Romansh)
that get along as well as, e.g., Germans and French. They don’t
even speak the same language.
Yet the Swiss
peace prevails through the centuries. The Kaiser didn’t attack the
Swiss. Hitler didn’t attack the Swiss (though he thought about it
a lot). Stalin started to pursue some refugees into Liechtenstein
at the end of WWII, but retreated rather than face the Swiss-Liechtenstein
alliance. Terrorists don’t attack the Swiss.
Nobody attacks
the Swiss. Not even the Swiss attack the Swiss; their crime rate
is minuscule.
The features
of the Swiss system for keeping the peace are simple. They have
a president with no power to declare war
strict gun control. By
which they mean that every Swiss male must have a gun, except for
those who also have to carry a missile launcher or a mortar
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