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the-pi-guy said:

A lot of discussions, regardless of topic, tend to be argued without their context.  What I mean by this is that on forums, users tend to come from all over.  We have different surroundings.  One person might be from the UK, another from US, another from Germany, Australia, etc.   All these countries have different political landscapes.  A lot of times we have people arguing about other countries politics without always understanding the political contexts in those countries.  

So what I want to do here is kind of turn it on it's side, and ask the various users how they feel about things in their own countries.

Some examples:

How do you feel about healthcare in your country?

How do you feel about gun control in your country?


And there's a lot more that we could delve into, but those are two pretty common examples.  So I figure we'll use them as a starting point.

United States

1. Healthcare: The quality is high, but the costs and logistics are a nightmare. My greatest fear is losing health insurance and spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to stay alive if I didn't find employment with same quality insurance.  If there would be a reason for me to move to a foreign country, this would be it. I fully endorse Medicare for All or Universal Healthcare.

2. I think where we draw the line on what guns or weapons make sense to own or not is the issue.  A pistol, shotgun, or rifle can be explained for defense, sporting, or hunting.  I don't understand need of a AK-47, M-16, or AR-15.  Clearly other shave a line or we could all buy nuclear warheads at the store, difference is where the line is drawn.