Change the words to our anthem?

Jocelyn - posted on 03/04/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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http://video.msn.com/?mkt=en-ca&vid=cbcc...

Should we chance the anthem back to what it was originally or keep it as it is now? Should any part of it be changed? What about other anthems? (USA, England etc)

I think that our anthem is just a symbol. It doesn't matter to me if we say "in all our sons command". I never even thought of that as being an issue until I saw this clip! As for the God parts, why can't people just accept it? No where does it state that the "God" you are referring to is/has to be the CHRISTIAN God. If a Muslim is singing the anthem, whose to say that she can't be referring to HER God?

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Any student also has the option of refraining from saying the pledge of allegiance in school for the same reason of the phrase "One nation under God". No one says which god or gods, but it is a choice and I personally could care less if my students say the pledge or not. All I ask is they are respectful during the pledge & morning annoucements.

Jess - posted on 03/06/2010

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Surely the UK anthem has to change when the Queen dies ! I mean no self respecting Brit wants Camilla saved from anything let alone death !!! We all know Charles will never just give up his chance at being King.

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The UK anthem is "God Save our Queen". Obviously some people don't like it for 2 reasons. Firstly, the concept of a Queen is offensive to some who believe that a monarch undermines democracy. Secondly, the G word is pretty self explanitary. I'm sure the anthem will change eventually because political correctness has a tendency to go mad over there.

Jessica - posted on 03/04/2010

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Lol, I just read about the possible changing of the anthem this morning. What a waste of time, effort and money. They can change it all they want, but I bet you a good majority of people are going to keep singing it the way it's been taught for a very very long time, I know I am. Stupid pain in the ass people......always gotta change and mess with something....

Amie - posted on 03/04/2010

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Oh for crying out loud! Just leave the anthem alone! People will find anything to get a rise out of people. I do not doubt this wouldn't be an "issue" that was news worthy if the Harper government didn't make it one. Esh.

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