I believe she is quite ignorant for what she has said.
The original argument was spawned by me saying that I was about to delete her stupid canadian facebook friends off my friend list, just because they randomly added me and never talked to me. She apparently took that offensively, saying that “using stupid and canadian in the same sentence is BAD”, and that made me start to get a little angry.
So then we get on the topic of the War of 1812. She stated, “canadians won the war”.
Now, I researched this a bit just to make sure, and Wikipedia says…((if anybody says “oh, Wikipedia can't be trusted, anybody can edit that! Please leave now. Just don't even bother.”
The War of 1812 was a war fought between the United States of America and the British Empire â€“ particularly Great Britain and the provinces of British North America, the antecedent of Canada. It lasted from 1812 to 1815. It was fought chiefly on the Atlantic Ocean and on the land, coasts and waterways of North America.
Now, if I've read that right, the war was only between the United States, and Great Britain. Yes?
However. It seems Canadians technically, WERE in the war.
When the United States and the United Kingdom went to war against each other in 1812, the major land theatres of war were Upper Canada (broadly the southern portion of the present day province of Ontario), Michigan Territory, Lower Canada (roughly the southern part of present day Quebec) and the Maritime Provinces of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Cape Breton (colony between 1784 and 1820). Each of the separate British administrations formed regular and fencible units, and both full-time and part-time militia units, many of which played a major part in the fighting over the two and a half years of the war.
But that was when Britain owned Canadian land, when it was called British North America. So technically, It was Britain who “won” the war, not Canada. Although you could say it was Canada, it was the Britains who were mainly fighting. America's objective was to capture Canadian land, while Britain's goal was to control some of the territory in America.
She argued that it was Canada who won, and kept saying, “Great Britain IS Canada.” Now, correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't that a false statement? Great Britain used to own Canadian land, and it wasn't considered Canada. And nowadays, Canada is independent, not owned by anybody but itself.
She also argued that Canada is one of the greenest countries in the world. Ha. Canada pays America (most notably Michigan) to bring their trash over here to keep it clean, which doesn't help why we aren't green. Now I'm not saying that's the only cause, I'm just saying that if it wasn't for us letting them dump their trash over here, they wouldn't be as green.
Also, she said that Barack Obama is lazy, and has done nothing he has said he would. Well, let's see here. He's been in office for a little over a year, and has managed to get the Health Care bill passed into law, which is a major step in American society. (That can be debated as a positive or negative thing, however, but we'll save that for another time :P)
Passing the “largest” economic stimulus bill in American history.
Ordering the closing of Guantanamo Bay military detention facility and abolishing “enhanced interrogation techniques.”
Setting a fixed timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat forces from Iraq.
Ordering 21,000 additional troops to Afghanistan and enlisting, with modest new assistance, European allies in a new multi-layered strategy there and in Pakistan.
“Returning science to its rightful place” by lifting the Bush restrictions on federally funded embryonic stem cell research.
Signing laws to expand children's health insurance (financed by a 61-cent per pack increase in the federal cigarette tax the adviser did not tout).
Signing a law meant to improve the ability of women who allege pay discrimination to sue their employer.
Diminishing the role of lobbyists in the White House
“Forge a meaningful statement from the United Nations” criticizing North Korea's launch of a ballistic missile.
Lifting travel and remittance restrictions for Cuban Americans who seek to travel more frequently to the island and send more US currency to their immediate family.
Appointed the first Latina to the US Supreme Court
Engaging world leaders in Europe, Turkey, Latin American and the Caribbean with “strength and humility.”
Now. That seems like quite a big list there, huh. Yeah, he seems pretty lazy to me.
So, while the original argument was purely based on opinion, she tried to bring in fact to it.
Was she right in her “facts”?