Anthem change based on false narrative

The epidemic of political correctness has reached absurd proportions and people are getting sick of it.

To the Editor,

The epidemic of political correctness has reached absurd proportions and people are getting sick of it.

Take the absurdity of Justin Trudeau and the Liberals changing the wording of our cherished national anthem to a gender-neutral version as an example. It would have been entirely possible to honour dying Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger with an appropriate legacy for his years served in government without hastily pushing through his ill-conceived private member’s bill with a false sympathy for his declining health and virtually no consultation with or consideration of the wishes of the citizens of Canada. In the absence of any pressing outcry from the general public for change to our anthem and much more pressing priorities such as the economy, high unemployment, rising deficits and national security, the government would be hard-pressed to explain the rationale of rushing this bill through.

Many of the advocates for changing the wording of our anthem bought into the false narrative that “in all thy sons command” was somehow discriminatory against women and therefore ‘sexist.’ This is nothing more than juvenile reasoning ignoring a certain poetic language of the past where “sons” included “daughters” and was in no way meant to discriminate. So now we are left with the lyrics “in all of us command” and a sloppy, ungrammatical and embarrassing national anthem as a second-rate token of appeasement.

The question an increasing number of Canadians want answered is whether Justin Trudeau’s vision for Canada is one they share.

In their first year of power Trudeau and the Liberals have shown little if any concern for public opinion or the will of the majority or our historic roots and a surprising loyalty to the United Nations, globalist elites and political correctness.

Gerald HallNanoose Bay

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