The administration of Canada’s new progressive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is changing the nation’s 102 year old national anthem to make it more gender neutral.
This is what happens when you elect social justice warriors as political leaders.
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Not everyone is thrilled with the idea. The Toronto Sun reports:
National anthem rewrite is an insult to women
The Trudeau Liberals have quietly decided to change our national anthem.
They don’t want to debate the issue, they don’t care what Canadians think about the matter, they just want to rewrite our Canadian heritage to suit today’s politically correct environment.
The Trudeau government will change the English lyrics of O Canada from “in all thy sons command,” to the clumsy and awkward sounding “in all of us command.”
This revision to our 102-year-old anthem will supposedly make it “gender neutral.” But when asked, Canadians overwhelmingly oppose the changes.
A 2012 survey found that 78% of Canadians believed our national anthem, as it is currently written, is a great source of national pride. A 2013 survey found that only one in four Canadians support making changes.
Forget public opinion. With a majority in the House of Commons, and committees stacked with Liberal MPs, the Trudeau government has decided it will simply ram through the change without consulting Canadians.
But if we start tinkering with our anthem now, what else will politicians decide has fallen out of fashion? Will we remove references to God, as Switzerland recently did?
Perhaps it will become unfashionable to ask citizens to “stand on guard” or to say “our home and native land,” as Toronto City Council once declared.
There is no stopping where this politically correct obsession will take us.
Make a note of the time. It will be approximately 24 hours before liberals in the United States suggest we should follow Canada’s lead on this.