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Bald Eagle

Despite the United States being founded as a limited government whose powers are “few and defined,” you wouldn’t know it by comparing it to Canada’s federal government in 2011.

It’s part of the reason why the conservative Heritage Foundation has ranked Canada as more economically free than the U.S. in 2010 and 2011.

If you still think Canada is more socialist than the United States, the joke’s on you, and here are some of the reasons why.

Unlike the U.S., Canada has:

  • No federal welfare program for individuals
  • No federal equivalent to Medicaid
  • No federal food stamps program
  • No federal department of education
  • No federal school lunch program
  • No federal department of housing and urban development
  • No national securities regulator
  • No federal police force in every province

This, despite the U.S. Constitution reserving all undelegated powers to the States and the people, respectively, while Canada’s Constitution reserves those powers to the federal government, showing that a constitution is ultimately as good as you make it.

Who’s socialist now?

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