Regarding Senator Sanders - I roll my eyes and say WHATEVER. He also travelled to the Soviet Union when it was the Evil Empire. As to Empire. Have you given much thought as to why, though lovely woman she is, your unelected head of state, New Zealand's too, along with so many other shit holes does not even live in her Dominion of Canada. I am in no way convinced that nationalized healthcare has any advantage over the healthcare enjoyed by most working Americans.