For any or all of you members who live outside the USA ... please share the pros and cons of living in your country. If Mittens wins you can expect my arrival ASAP.
Merry Old England:
We speak English.
We have fewer murders
Nobody cares if you're an atheist
Gays can marry
Street Preachers are more of a novelty
Lots of English people, apparently American women find us attractive for some reason
Politicians and Journalists find it harder to get away with scandalous behaviour. It's not perfect, but it is satisfying watching one of Rupert Murdoch's newspapers being destroyed
We're not so worried about Christian fundamentalists
No Westboro Baptist Church
The word 'socialism' is not anywhere near as demonised.
Our conservatives are tame in comparison. Heck, they're a lot more liberal on topics like 'gay marriage'.
People aren't paranoid that we're destroying their religion by being more tolerant. Well, in general, though we do have people with similar views held by groups in the US.Cons-
Some speak in a form of English that's even incomprehensible to us.
We have more assaults
The job market is terrible
Piers Morgan (but he's your problem now, sorry about that, we tried to get him sentenced as part of the whole phone hacking scandal, but he's a slimy git)
Politicians suck. We can't feel enthusiastic about any political leader because it simply becomes a choice of "which crap would I be able to put up with the most?"
The Monarchy has power, they don't used it, but in a free democratic society, people shouldn't have power out of entitlement or birth right.
Our government has a history of kissing America's ass.
Sharia Law is used in some courts
No WBC, but we have Islam4UK and unlike WBC, people pay attention to them and take them seriously
We're more worried about Islamic fundamentalists
I live here.
Cost of living is high