Be that as it may, Moogie, but it didn't stop you neighbours from reducing the entirety of your nation to a cinder from your northern most borders down to New Orleans. In fact, had it not been for your gracious northern neighbours, your second amendment would only be applicable on Bourbon Street.
And we won't get into the American energy dependence on Canada, what with a full 30% of the oil our southern neighbours rely on coming from western Canada, and roughly 3/4 of the electricity the up entire U.S. Eastern seaboard coming from Quebec...well, let's just say that if we took our ball and went home, half your country would shut down.
We can call it quid pro quo. Your military, our energy.