Thursday, January 29, 2009

O' Canada Where Art Thou?

The latest news is a story out of New Brunswick where an elementary school principal has removed the singing of O Canada from the daily curriculum in order to accommodate some students who's parents feel they shouldn't have to sing the national anthem for whatever ridiculous reason. Removing the Lord's Prayer from daily school ritual is fine as religion is broad based and no one should be forced to practice a religion they are not part of. But last time I looked, this was still CANADA, a single country with many ethnicity's that we have made generous concessions for including welcoming them to LIVE here. I have NO prejudice toward ANY foreigner who makes that choice. BUT now they want to refuse to pay homage to that generosity by not acknowledging that we are in fact CANADIANS living in CANADA with ONE NATIONAL ANTHEM that can not be bastardized to accommodate every multinational that chooses to make CANADA their home because we were kind enough as a NATION to allow them that.
If I were a parent of a student of that school I would remove my child from it for NOT acknowledging that my child is in fact CANADIAN and is entitled to sing the NATIONAL ANTHEM to show thanks for the magnificent country we live in and the multitudes of freedoms we are allowed, including it seems, the freedom to SHIT on the very country we call HOME.
I strongly encourage everyone I know to call or write to your Member of Parliament and DEMAND that this wrong be righted. Mounties wearing turbans was ridiculous. But THIS aberration is ABSOLUTELY UNACCEPTABLE !

STAND UP AND BE A PROUD CANADIAN AND DEFEND THE RIGHT TO KEEP CANADA AS CANADA! Let's Stand On Guard for THEE!

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