I hate to perpetuate this thread but please take a look back and THINK.
The 1st Ammendment was brought up by an American and was questioned by a Canadian.
2 Americans agree with this challenge and the 2nd American gives an example of bad behaviour by his own countrymen.
1 American not likeing this lays into the British who had not even entered this conversation....
Someone, presumably British, then retaliated.
If there was an unprovoked attack by one country on another, factualy, it was the British who were bashed (unless you view the Canadian challenge as bashing - I don't and even if I did, it does not justify British bashing) so please don't go on about American bashing.
Anyway, I just wanted to set the record straight and hopefully will go back to enjoying conversation with people from all over the world now.