May I start by saying Thankyou for all the responses,although by doing so you may have created a beast. I would like to say that anyone that knows me, knows that I am going to always say things to make you think.
Todays topic is a combination of several things about our neighbors to the north. I will start by saying that I have visited Canada as a child and as a young adult. I have always thought what a beautiful land and have thought that the people have been friendly but, distant. After several conversations with friends of mine and doing a little research,I have discovered something that may shock you.
I can't go into Canada anymore. Yes, I said I CAN'T go into Canada anymore. This is not by my choice but, by their government. Yes, it's true.You see, after 9-11 occurred their government made a deal with the United States to tie into our computers and pull up our entire files. Now you say, no big deal right? I mean if you've done nothing wrong,what's the problem? That's just it.I found out that in Canada, there are no misdemeanors. That's right any arrest no matter when it was, if convicted is considered a felony. So if you have any misdemeanors in your past, you MAY NOT enter Canada. I have a DUI,that I got back in 1989 and as a matter of fact I don't even drink anymore; let alone drink and drive. So much for making a mistake 20 years ago. Our friends to the north don't give out second chances. I have talked to people that have been going to Canada for years and now can't. I mean really. I have a little bit of a problem with this because I now live a little closer to the border and have wanted to veiw the Falls from their side. If you've been up to Niagra Falls,it's kinda run down and sloppy from this side. I have heard that I can make a request to their government for entering, pay a fee and possibly gain entrance but, I ask you why should I? Basically Canada, who is telling me by their standards,I'm a felon and don't deserve entrance to their country.
I guess that's their way of protecting their people and I can't blame them but kinda hurts thinking that they think less of me because I made a mistake over 20 years ago.
Thanks for Listening