At one point shortly after the announcement, about 13,000 tweets were sent in a minute. Responses ranged from delight to rage. As BuzzFeed noted, seventeen people tweeted that the Supreme Court’s decision was driving them to Canada—a country with a publicly funded health care system.I jumped on it because we may be developing our own version of Godwin's Law. I would like to call it "Mitchland's Law".♠
Of course, these tweets were meant as jokes—the joke being that it’s not unusual for Americans to threaten to move to Canada when an election or a political decision doesn’t go their way. The day after George W. Bush won reelection the CBC reported that the number of hits from Americans visiting the Canadian government’s immigration website increased six-fold; “Threatening to Move to Canada” is number 75 on the list of Stuff White People Like.
As a blog comments section grows longer, the probability of a call to move to another country approaches 1.Or so it seems.
Regards — Cliff
♠ Named after my two good friends, Jack Mitchell and Neal Crossland. The good news is that one lives in New Hampshire and the other lives in Massachusetts.