|View Poll Results: Should Schools be able to:|
|Choose if they Play the Anthem||8||27.59%|
|Always play the Anthem||18||62.07%|
|Never play the Anthem||3||10.34%|
|Voters: 29. You may not vote on this poll|
Apparently you have forgotten that the provinces are parts of Canada. The feds have been showing favoritism among the provinces since day 1. That is alienating the ROC and eroding Canadian identity in the people that live in the ROC. IOW, it's a symptom; an indication of an attitude. Want a picture?
Lets be realistic here.
It takes a few minutes every morning, and its a good indicator when people are late.
Rather than going "oh, its inconvenient for when people are late" how about "its a good way to show what people are late"
Being late isn't a character trait, its a character flaw and its one thing schools should teach people to overcome so they can succeed in life. Reading, Writing and Math don't really do much good if you are just going to sit on welfare your whole life anyways since you can get your *** to work on time.
How about the fact that it instills civic pride, and a feeling of patriotism, which leads to better adherance to the laws.
We sing the anthem at hockey games, we can spend the damn 2 minutes to start the morning singing the anthem.
Hell, why bother teaching them anything, lets forget history class. What good is knowing the nations history if you don't really care about the nation anyways?
Jeeez. Canada is multi-faith. Excluding polytheistic people would be losing sight of the original intent to give people something to be unified about.
'In all thy son's command'. Sounds not only religious, but, ironically enough, even more Christian than the Lord's Prayer.
'Our Father which art in heaven'. 'Our' is not specified, and so is left open. 'Father' likewise is left open to interpretation. 'Thy kingdom come' is easy to interpret, regardless of religion, as the idea of a great king establishing a just kingdom, something all can agree to.
'In all thy son's command' is an obvious reference to Christ, thus making it, ironically enoug, even more explicitly Christian than Christ's own words!
Hmmm... could that be part of the objection for some people?
First time I read the lyrics to Maple Leaf forever. One issue I see with it is that it has a certain imperial slant to it, but at least parts of the song aren't so bad.