This letter to America from a young-ish Canadian woman who has just spent 3 years living in Las Vegas is worthwhile reading for all Americans and friends of America who have been questioning or even despairing at the state of things recently. Liette writes with warmth and respect. As she says to America, “You got this!” I recommend reading her entire letter. There’s food for thought for us all, including beyond the U.S. borders.
I moved here in August of 2016; three months before your last election. Since then I have held back from sharing my personal political opinions; primarily because I feel that, as a guest in your country, it’s not my place and frankly, it would be rude.
I’m now preparing to leave the US to go back to Canada, but before I go, I wanted to share a few of my observations; as a friend.
Because, who are we kidding, Canada is your best friend; we know you better than any of your other friends. We’re your closest neighbor; we grow up watching your TV and listening to your music. We know you to be proud, passionate and at times a bit rowdy and rambunctious and we love you for it.
Although we know everything about you, we know that you know much less about us; and that’s ok, because…
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