Three prospective Canadians are trying to strike down a section of our citizenship oath that makes them swear allegiance to the Queen.
The three oppose the monarchy for religious or moral grounds.
So rather than make a difficult choice for what they supposedly believe in and not become Canadians, they want to change the oath of Canada.
Where do we draw the line between accommodating and changing what little history we have in this country?
Here is a typical email on this issue.
“If I moved to a different country I would not expect them to accommodate my beliefs. Why do Canadians need to change traditions to accommodate new arrivals? I believe the charter applies to citizens therefore should not be quoted by those who seek to change us. I am not a monarchist but I am a traditionalist.”
Lots are asking? What about Canada’s history, traditions and beliefs?
The truth is Canada is a land of immigrants so its history, tradition, and beliefs change with every new person it lets in.
But let’s not forget all of our families came here for opportunity, not to fight about the old country.
There are bigger fish to fry.
I’m Scott Thompson.
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