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Do the citizens of the United States enjoy greater freedom than any other country in the world?
If you think that there is a country whose citizens enjoy greater freedom than Americans do, elaborate and state the name of the country.


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14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/9/06 - 3:24:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
Freedom in what aspect?
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/9/06 - 6:53:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/9/2006 3:24:57 AM Sea_Shell wrote:
Freedom in what aspect?

I am referring to all aspects of personal freedom - freedom of speech, freedom of religion, political freedom, freedom of the press, economic fredom, etc.

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/16/06 - 12:04:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
I THink there are many countries where this is so. For Example, Austraila, Canada, Britian, Ireland, and I'm sure there are others. These countries have been known to have female political leaders, people don't get arrested in these countries for making "un-canadia, or un-English, etc comments. In America the government is allowed to read people's private mail, etc. Any freedom of speech, freedon of religion, economic freedom, etc. that america has, these countries possess as well.
14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/16/06 - 12:08:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
In all aspects, no. Diffrent places have great freedoms in different areas. Anerica is one of the most free countries, but I think America is equal to other countries, each has it's own good and bad points.


On 1/16/2006 12:04:23 AM freebird_X wrote:
... people don't get arrested in these countries for making "un-canadia, or un-English, etc comments. In America the government is allowed to read people's private mail, etc...

Who told you this rubbish?

14 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Monday 1/16/06 - 12:52:09 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, we're just more likely to complain about our freedom as we contradict ourselves.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 5:05:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
The people in The Netherlands/Holland have more freedoms.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 5:54:46 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/24/2006 5:05:09 AM 3251966 wrote:
The people in The Netherlands/Holland have more freedoms.

You must be joking!

Let me tell you a little story. It's a story about a Dutch secretary of state (let's call her Rita Hitler). She recently proposed a new law. A law that forces people in this country to speak Dutch when they are in a public place. So for foreigners that are planning on visiting us in the future: If you want to leave your hotelroom you'd better shut up, or learn to speak the language. And you will live happily ever after.

Well, it doesn't HAVE to be a problem: if you're white then no one will really care (and that's probably closer to the truth than I'd like to admit).

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 5:57:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
Holland seems pretty free......it's just a proposal.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 6:15:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
Yeah, the strangest proposals are made here in the Netherlands and happily most never make it.
I have to admit that this proposal is one of the stupidest I've ever heard about!
It's not like we Dutch speak so much Dutch all the time. Actually the dutch language gets more english by the year!
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 6:24:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well, unless you count the right to bear arms (which most of us are quite happy not to, seeing that the government doesn't bear arms either) us here in Iceland have every right that I can think of you Americans having.

I'm pretty sure that citizens of most of the scandinavian and western European countries can say the same.

The idea that the U.S. of A. is somehow the country with the most freedoms is purely an American...well, I won't say fabrication, but fantasy at least. You're told that you have the most freedoms and you believe it.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 6:36:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
On a side note, here's a list of books that are banned or challanged in the various countries including the US. (either in single states or nationally)

http://title.forbiddenlibrary.com/

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 7:07:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
In Saudia Arabia, men have lots of freedoms. Emphasis on MEN.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 7:16:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
The intent is to give Iraq lots and lots of freedom, while in the meantime curbing some key freedoms in the U.S. I'm still working on stomaching this great irony.
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 7:37:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/24/2006 5:57:38 AM dazajane wrote:
Holland seems pretty free......it's just a proposal.

It's not just a proposal. The city of Rotterdam is already doing it.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 9:39:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/24/2006 7:37:20 AM nubs wrote:
On 1/24/2006 5:57:38 AM dazajane wrote: Holland seems pretty free......it's just a proposal. It's not just a proposal. The city of Rotterdam is already doing it.

But they're not forcing it, not controling it.

Holland ís pretty free - more freedom than America, i don't know that for sure. Maybe.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 9:48:00 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well, is free speech in Holland limited to fenced in 'Free Speech Zones'? It isn't in Iceland, but it seems to be in America these days.

Seriously, now only people who agree with the president can come near him? This is a big step towards becoming a police state...it's sad that most americans don't seem to care.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 9:52:40 AM EST (GMT-5)
People in AMerica enjoy a lot more freedom than those in countries like China.

As far as comparing Europe and America, the biggest difference in freedoms are in the amount of government regulation/intrusion into businesses. Americans seems to have a lot more freedom when it comes to running their business as they see fit.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 9:54:53 AM EST (GMT-5)
many countries expirence the same level of freedom as USA
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 9:57:02 AM EST (GMT-5)
Well yeah, so long as you only compare yourselves with countries like China, Cuba, North Korea and Iran, of course you're going to look good.

The fact remains that civil rights have been slipping in the states recently.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 10:02:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/24/2006 9:57:03 AM AndresH wrote:
Well yeah, so long as you only compare yourselves with countries like China, Cuba, North Korea and Iran, of course you're going to look good. The fact remains that civil rights have been slipping in the states recently.

How so? The US has a long way to go before we fall to the level of banning things like Muslim headscarves and such like in France...

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 10:15:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think a lot of European countries will have USA beat on this one... Echonomically, for instance. Not having public education and healthcare that works will tie you down pretty good...
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 10:16:45 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/24/2006 9:39:38 AM Jeeps wrote:
. . . But they're not forcing it, not controling it. Holland ís pretty free - more freedom than America, i don't know that for sure. Maybe.

Yes, you're right. I don't know why I'm complaining. This is a great country to live . . . if you're rich, if you're healthy, if you're white (preferably Christian).

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 10:18:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/24/2006 10:02:20 AM CowDung wrote:How so? The US has a long way to go before we fall to the level of banning things like Muslim headscarves and such like in France...

True. You just illegaly tap their phones and scan their Mosques for radioactive material.

14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 10:19:23 AM EST (GMT-5)
Ilegally?
14 yrs ago, 7 mos ago - Tuesday 1/24/06 - 10:30:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
On 1/24/2006 10:19:24 AM CowDung wrote:
Ilegally?

4th amendment spring to mind?


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