Thursday, March 04, 2010

Tribute to Liberty

I cannot say I was greatly impressed by the Speech for the Throne. I am puzzled by an attempt to change the national anthem *( I would restore the Royal Anthem or the original version of the Maple Leaf Forever). I want the budget balanced more quickly and massive spending cuts. there were things I like including more innovation and less red tape.
I was happy that HM Government is backing a project that I myself have tried to advance for the last year:The memorial for victims of Communism.
This is a nobel and worthy cause. Please donate if you can.

We are a country of refuge. For those victimized by disaster in their homeland or facing persecution by their own governments, Canada is a beacon. When disaster struck in Haiti, our Government accelerated the adoption process for Haitian orphans. And it is allowing Haitians temporarily in Canada to extend their stays. To remove the years of uncertainty often faced by refugees in genuine need, while closing off avenues for those simply seeking a back door into the country, our Government will propose comprehensive reforms to the refugee system. It supports the establishment of a National Monument to the Victims of Communism and it will support legislation to establish a national Holocaust memorial.


Bubba said...

The MLF is one great and rousing song! I only wish we were a nation with enough spine to have it as our anthem. Instead we must suffer the slings and arrows or outrageous revisionist history that brought us to where we are today. UP THE RED ENSIGN! – The Maple Leaf Forever!

In days of yore, from Britain’s shore,
Wolfe, the dauntless hero, came
And planted firm Britannia’s flag
On Canada’s fair domain.
Here may it wave, our boast and pride
And, joined in love together,
The thistle, shamrock, rose entwine
The Maple Leaf forever!

The Maple Leaf, our emblem dear,
The Maple Leaf forever!
God save our Queen and Heaven bless
The Maple Leaf forever!

At Queenston Heights and Lundy’s Lane,
Our brave fathers, side by side,
For freedom, homes and loved ones dear,
Firmly stood and nobly died;
And those dear rights which they maintained,
We swear to yield them never!
Our watchword evermore shall be
“The Maple Leaf forever!”


Our fair Dominion now extends
From Cape Race to Nootka Sound;
May peace forever be our lot,
And plenteous store abound:
And may those ties of love be ours
Which discord cannot sever,
And flourish green o’er freedom’s home
The Maple Leaf forever!


On merry England’s far famed land
May kind heaven sweetly smile,
God bless old Scotland evermore
and Ireland’s Em’rald Isle!
And swell the song both loud and long
Till rocks and forest quiver!
God save our Queen and Heaven bless
The Maple Leaf forever!


CanadianSense said...

A theory is the National Anthem Committee is a red herring for our media and opposition to jump on.

The horror!

I Support Lord Black