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March 04, 2010

Political Correctness

You know political correctness has gone to far when you click on a news link and read this:

"OTTAWA - All those renditions of O Canada during the Vancouver Olympics seem to have the Prime Minister's Office singing a new tune.
Maybe it was all those women athletes on the podium that did it. Whatever the cause, the Conservative government is not standing on guard for O Canada and has proposed re-examining the anthem's reference to "all thy sons command."
One of the surprises in Wednesday's speech from the throne was a promise to "examine the original gender-neutral English wording of the national anthem."
While a spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper later insisted the government is not taking a firm position, Andrew MacDougall did confirm they are referring to an examination of the phrase "in all thy sons command."

Seriously?? Give me a break. This is going WAY to far. If it offends someone, my advice? Get over yourself. It's our national anthem and it was written YEARS ago. Don't mess with it when it's not broken.

And that's my rant. I'm done now.

Here's the original article should you feel the need to read it all.

1 comment:

Catherine said...

CITYTV's online poll today was 93% in favor of not changing it. I think that says a lot!