We Love Our Anthem! Don’t Change It!

PETITION TO: THE PRIME MINISTER AND THE HERITAGE MINISTER

 

We Love Our Anthem! Don’t Change It!

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We Love Our Anthem! Don’t Change It!

“O Canada” is our national anthem. That means it is the song of the people of Canada. We are proud of our anthem, because we are proud of this great Dominion. But now a group of liberal politicians have decided to emasculate our anthem. With the recent passing of Bill C-210 in the Senate, the “official” lyrics will be changed.

The words of our anthem are very special. These words bind us together as a nation, touch our hearts, and tell our story. 

Nevertheless, there are some among our political elite who wish to use our anthem to make a political statement. They want to inject political correctness and radical feminism into the song of our people – all without asking us what we think.

And what is so offensive in the words of our anthem? One line, in particular, has been centred out. This line dates back to 1913:

True patriot love in all thy sons command.

This a beautiful line of poetry that says many things about who we are as Canadians. It says:

  • We are a patriotic people – loyal to our Dominion.
  • Love for country comes naturally to us – we feel blessed to live here!
  • Our national identity is like a family – we are Canada’s children – her “sons”.

Of course, the word “sons” is used in a poetic sense, here. Everyone knows that. In fact, the English language permits this generic form. It does not mean “males only”!

But, in an effort to impose political correctness, the liberal government, with the support of prime minister Justin Trudeau, has forced this change of lyrics. They want to replace “all thy sons” with “all of us”. This is really quite pathetic!

Ironically, our national anthem was not officially adopted by parliament until 1980. It was the song of the people first, years before becoming “official”. And it will continue to be the song of the people!

As patriotic and loyal Canadians, we join together to decry anyone tampering with our anthem! We refuse to accept these politically-correct alterations. “O Canada” is the song of the people, and we will not change how we sing it!

Let’s tell our prime minister and the minister of Canadian heritage how we feel! Sign the petition today – and pass it on to every Canadian you know.

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I Will Not Change How I Sing "O Canada"

To the Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau & the Hon. Melanie Joly,

I am upset over the recent passing of Bill C-210 in the Senate. This Bill changes the official lyrics of our beloved national anthem.

Our national anthem is precious to us. Its words bind us together as a nation, touch our hearts, and tell our story. It is our anthem. It is not the anthem of a particular group of politicians!

I resent that you have altered something so special to me and to every Canadian. You did not even give us a say! The change you made takes away from the beauty and meaning of our anthem. It removes the imagery of Canada as a family – a mother and her children.

I have no objection to the use of the phrase “all thy sons”. Everyone knows this is poetic and generic. However, I do have an objection to your attempt to make our anthem politically correct!

I wish to let you know that I shall continue to sing the lyrics that I know and love. I will not accept the new official version. 

Sincerely,
[Your Name]

We Love Our Anthem! Don’t Change It!

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