Originally Posted by redcar
because i am extremly patriotic to Ireland and love my country so much. the thoughts of it becoming a federal state just really sickens me. i want ireland to remain always a seperate country at all times, and never become a federal state.
Ireland becoming a state wouldn't make it any less distinctive. It's not the governing body that defines the individuality of a county (especially not in the case of you Irish
) it's the people in it. And let's face it, we're pretty much united already (not the UK and Ireland, the whole of EU). The EU is already more powerfil than the individual govornments of counties. Let it be, thats what I say. I like the idea of people being united.
It wouldn't destroy the US, you guys just wouldn't be the richest/most powerful country in the world anymore. No biggy.