Grin. Of course this is all in fun. Anyone who takes other peoples' comments seriously on this forum (or others for that matter) need to take a big breath.
As for the whole border thing... I went to Niagra Falls recently and, coming back to the US (on foot), I had to pay something like $.75 to get through the turnstyles!!! I was like, I have to pay to get back in my own damn country? What the hell is up with that?
Anyhow, I do agree that people are getting mad at how powerful we are. Why do you think France and Germany are so against us going after Iraq? They're thinking, "Fucking America is playing God again and we're all on the sidelines". Europe used to be the center of culture and power in the universe. Now the power is all but gone thanks to socialism. McDonalds, Disney and so forth are setting up shop in their towns... They're panicking! They feel American pop culture and values are being shoved down their throats.
So yes, I can understand why people hate Americans. If you really look at it honestly, it's because we really do call the shots and what country wants to admit that? With republicans holding more power now, America is only going to get stronger both economically and militarily... Why do you think Saddam agreed to inspections 2 days after our elections?
Wish I wasn't married so I could go fight myself...