a minor nation borne of compromise

Discussing our respective Constitutions, Rob says:
I think one big difference between Canadians and Americans is that we lack sentimentality about ourselves and our country. That is reflected in our constitution. It is essentially a legal document. It would be nice to have stirring language and a vision for the ages, but quite frankly, if we did that, most Canadians would find it silly and pretentious. We just don't take ourselves very seriously. We are a minor nation borne of compromise and surely destined to fail at some future date, so we just try to muddle through and make the best of the hand we were dealt.
Do you have any idea how comforting that sounds?? What a relief it will be to live in such a place.

And now I must get to work! So long for now.

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