Tuesday, 23 July 2013

of Royal Births and Stuff

Congratulations Will and Kate on the birth of What's-His-Name. As someone online has recently said, "it's so nice to see that even royals have to endure a little labour." LOL.

If you haven't already guessed, I am not a royal watcher, and I'm certainly not a monarchist. I personally care about this birth event about as much as they cared about the birth of my first child. Whatever; bring on the sports highlights. What was tonight's movie again? Yawn.

Recently I read about the plight of some would-be Canadian citizen-seekers who are challenging the requirement of having to pledge allegiance to the British queen as a part of becoming Canadian citizens. I couldn't believe what I was reading. Do they really still have to do that? What a bunch of crap! Sorry if this offends some of you, but like about 50% of my countrymen (see link above), I think it's time to sever the relationship with the crown of England. Does the British queen really still need to be on our money? Do we really still need to pledge allegiance to her? Are we really going to refuse decent and hard-working immigrants the opportunity to become full-fledged citizens of this great nation simply because they too are not going ga-ga over the British monarchy? Really?

Is the reason we're still stuck in this archaic system financial? Is it because it would cost too much money to change the Canadian constitution? Perhaps. However, if the truth were really known, would this cost more than some of the other political blunders our various governments have made in recent years? I doubt it. What I mean to say is, since when has wasting public money ever been a real concern of politicians? So if we're talking cost, that argument doesn't satisfy me. Oh well, politicians are always going to do what they're going to do, regardless what the people say.

Anyway, I do not want to bore you further with my political opinions and rantings. At the end of the day, there will always be those who agree and who disagree with one's views. One of the things that makes this country great is the ability of each of us to freely state our opinions and views. At the end of the day, that's what makes Canada great; not the British monarchy or its newborn with a golden pacifier in its mouth, but the freedom of expression of her citizens.

Still, I hope the Supreme Court of Canada rules in favour of these would-be new citizens. As for Will and Kate (and every other couple whose newborn shares the same birthday), cute baby. Peace.

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