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Paul Pirie / U.S. has failed to live up to Revolution's ideals

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Posted: Sunday, July 7, 2013 12:01 am

The easiest way of assessing whether the United States would have been better off without its revolution is to look at those English-speaking countries that rejected the American Revolution and retained the monarchy, particularly Canada, which experienced an influx of American refugees after the British defeat. The U.S. performance should also be assessed against the ideals the new country set for itself - namely, advancing life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

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