Posted by MikeT23 on 12/21/2012 2:45:00 PM (view original):
Isn't America supposed to be the "land of the free"?
Comparing the US to China or Japan or England or Australia or Sweden or well, you get the point, is pointless.
Not when it's per 100000.
When your murder rate is consistently double, triple, quadruple the rate of those countries per 100000, that's not pointless.
When you're 2.5 times higher than the per 100000 rate of your northern border, that's not pointless, especially when we share a bunch of ideals and a border you could walk across with a border guard yelling "have a nice day in Canada, eh?!".
You might want to look at the ideals we don't share. Might be a clue in there somewhere.