I find it interesting that when we declared our independence in 1776, the British had military personnel all over the globe. (http://estc.ucr.edu/britem.html) They were in fact policing the world. Now take a look at the map of U.S. military bases below and you can also look at a list in this link, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deployments_of_the_United_States_Military. After listening to Ron Paul speak about this subject, I wanted to check into it for myself, and I am finally understanding what he is talking about. I believe that there is a great parallel between what is happening now and what was happening back then.
I also found some British maps showing occupation in the North America's in 1776. There are some other interesting maps on this site as well. http://www.davidrumsey.com/maps4653.html I could not figure out how to shrink them to put it in my blog. It looked a lot like the map below though. when I found both maps I just thought it was very interesting and I wanted to blog about it.
I don't want to get too deep into politics and risk losing the interest of anyone or making anyone angry. I know we all have our own opinions and beliefs, so I will leave this little post as it is.