Citizenship oath worth fighting for

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Editor: It was with some disbelief that I read the article in Thursday's paper concerning three individual who challenged the citizenship oath wording. I fully agree with the ruling of the judge from the Ontario Court of Appeal and I have a simple message to these people and others of like mind.

If you object to the conditions of citizenship for my country, feel free not to become citizens of Canada and better still, please feel free to go back to your birth country. My grandfathers fought in WWI, served in WW2 along with my father and five uncles including two with Korea medals and I served over 40 years in our military under the ideals that included the Queen as our Head of State and Queen of Canada. I will defend this ideal from all comers.

It would be clearly a waste of the time and money for the Supreme Court to hear a case such as this unless we are taking the idea of accommodation to the level of silliness.

We as a nation have gone too far in accommodating new arrivals and visitors to our shores. We change customs and border folks to all male to accommodate visitors who are offended that we would have the gall to employ women in such positions of authority over males and have gone so far as to move passengers on flights when monks are seated next to a female.

It is clearly time for Canadians to wake up and think beyond your front door and try to visualize what this country will become if we allow this accommodation for all to continue.

With rights comes responsibility. Be responsible.

P.A. Campbell,


Organizations: Ontario Court, Supreme Court

Geographic location: Canada, WW2, Korea Bridgetown

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