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Posted: 9/21/2004 3:09:40 AM EST
Canada Plans Draft-Dodger Monument
Monday, September 20, 2004

NELSON, British Columbia — After burning their draft cards during the Vietnam War, tens of thousands of Americans avoided jail by fleeing to Canada.

Many settled in the small town of Nelson, British Columbia, just across the Washington state border. Now, 30 years later, the mayor of Nelson and some other Canadians are planning to honor the draft dodgers with a two-day festival and a larger-than-life monument depicting a Canadian helping two scared American men.

Though the festival and statue unveiling are still two years away, the war of words is just beginning.

Veterans of Foreign Wars leaders are outraged by the monument, as are others in the United States who see the plan as a slap in the face. Some have written to Nelson officials to say they’ll never visit the town again.

The Canadian government did nothing to discourage Americans from heading north of the border so many years ago. In fact, then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau rolled out the red carpet, saying the draft dodgers had his complete sympathy.



Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:13:11 AM EST
Damn Canadians
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:15:51 AM EST
My administration has never like Canada.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:53:56 AM EST
Cool, a public outhouse. Now when I go there I have something to piss on.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 3:56:46 AM EST
I was thinking along the lines of "Public urinal" also.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:03:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:
Canada Plans Draft-Dodger Monument

larger-than-life monument depicting a Canadian helping two scared American men.




They just don't get the irony. A monument to scared men. Cripes.


Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:10:43 AM EST
Hmm.
I say let all the draft dodgers move to Canada.
Obviously they don't think the United States isn't worth fighting for so Fuck 'em!
Our country would be better off without them.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:20:39 AM EST
My idiot uncle was a draft dodger. What an asshole. Now these people are going to honor them. STUPID STUPID STUPID.Stupid is as stupid does.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:24:30 AM EST
Canada is dumb.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:28:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:31:34 AM EST

Originally Posted By 87gn:
Canada is dumb.



No it's not. There are some asshats there, but most people I meet up there are decent people. It's fvckheads like the ones with the draft dodger monument that give the rest a bad name.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:31:45 AM EST
hey, buddy!

dont bag on canada, buddy!

canada is abooot freedom!

canada is abooot choice!

canada is abooot welcoming draft dogers!

release terrance and phillip now!
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:34:53 AM EST

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:
Canada Plans Draft-Dodger Monument
Monday, September 20, 2004

NELSON, British Columbia — After burning their draft cards during the Vietnam War, tens of thousands of Americans avoided jail by fleeing to Canada.

Many settled in the small town of Nelson, British Columbia, just across the Washington state border. Now, 30 years later, the mayor of Nelson and some other Canadians are planning to honor the draft dodgers with a two-day festival and a larger-than-life monument depicting a Canadian helping two scared American men.

Though the festival and statue unveiling are still two years away, the war of words is just beginning.

Veterans of Foreign Wars leaders are outraged by the monument, as are others in the United States who see the plan as a slap in the face. Some have written to Nelson officials to say they’ll never visit the town again.

The Canadian government did nothing to discourage Americans from heading north of the border so many years ago. In fact, then Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau rolled out the red carpet, saying the draft dodgers had his complete sympathy.






Yeah, canada can keep all the cowards they want. It takes more than being born here to be an American.
Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:45:21 AM EST
We need to get medieval on the Canadians. No, I don't mean like in Pulp Fiction or in a Siege warfare sense...I mean we need to close the border, cut off all trade, put up a 50 foot wall and dump empty our jails and para-drop the felons over the border. I'm so sick and tired of these countires who live and prosper under American protection thinking that they have some right to treat us without respect.

Link Posted: 9/21/2004 4:50:22 AM EST
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