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Old 07-12-2013, 10:36 PM
 
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You see that's all Canada has to do, give options and they'll have moved their country one step closer to being fully democratic through and through. It makes no sense for a democracy to force new citizens to swear an oath to a monarchy, that whole idea is an oxymoron.
Oh you believe the monarchy no longer has any function in Australia, strange that since I'm ex Royal Australian Infantry regiment and I noticed a couple of yanks swearing allegiance to the crown when they were joining the Regiment this week. I wonder if yanks lose their US citizenship if they swear loyalty to a monarch ?
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Old 07-12-2013, 10:37 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Could what happened in Australia in 1975, when the governor general (the Queen's representative) removed then prime minister Gough Whitlam from office, happen in Canada?
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:06 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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While, Canadians such as yourself are doing the exact opposite, trying to
ignore, downplay and defend the fact that monarchy is a problem.
It seems to be a problem for YOU, and frankly that's your problem, not ours.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Not really - I do in city vs city when the vs involves Toronto.. I also post in the world forums but not once have I gone into the U.S.A section. Most of the time I find that it is Americans posting silly threads that are either overly in your face about how amazing RA RA America is or they are trashing other places because they can't grasp that there are other countries or places that may be as good or even better.

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I never said the US didn't have problems. And I'm pretty sure you comment on US topics all the time.

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Old 07-12-2013, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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You are sooo dense.. to make it easy for you...

I'm not jealous. I'm a gay male and have been married for four years.. most places in your country I couldn't have done that.

I don't find the monarchy a fault in Canada. I live in a country i'm proud of and love willingly and would die for. You are making an issue out of nothing (and clearly not piping up about the enormous strengths of Canada under the Queen as our HOS) and clearly the majority of Canadians in here feel the same way.

And quite frankly I agree with the guy from New Zealand - if an immigrant doesn't like the way this country is - they can feel free to go back to the country they came from - clearly a bastion of human rights like Canada is lol <sarcasm>... After they follow our customs and become a Canadian Citizen than sure become a part of the conversation about what this country should be in the future.
Until then - be quiet and be grateful you aren't dodging bullets or mortars or persecution anymore and respect your new country and its tremendous history and values that have allowed you to live in a safe, free and developed land with unlimited potential..and most of all - don't forget the reason you came here in the first place!

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You're jealous too?

It's amazing how you Canadians can't acknowledge your countries faults such as monarchy. You won't catch me trying to downplay or defend slavery or any of America's faults.

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Old 07-13-2013, 12:15 AM
 
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I acknowledge all of America wrongs, and I want to push to find solutions. But do you Canadians acknowledge that the monarchy is wrong?
Monarchy is just fine, doesnt bother me in the least,i say keep the status quo..

Seems almost comical that some one from a country that is in major decline and fraught with a plethora of major problems would bring up a topic berating another country for something as trivial and inconsequential as its connection to England..I suppose you also have issues with our parliamentary system of government as well.

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Old 07-13-2013, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
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I think you'll find around 75% of Canadians are very comfortable with Her Majesty being our Head of State.

Don't like it....go elsewhere.
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Old 07-13-2013, 12:30 AM
 
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Of course you can't point out what I said that was incorrect because your know that everything I said was fact.
If you are referring to your original post it sounds more like opinion than fact.



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I never knew that Canadian immigrants who are seeking citizenship have to swear an oath to an unelected monarch of a foreign country. Why have you Canadians allowed for your country to contradict itself with such a undemocratic, primitive, and shameful practice? Anyone who supports that ridiculous monarchy is basically saying they're against equality, justice, secularism, democracy, freedom, and plain ol' common sense.

The immigrants who are fighting this oath in court are taking a righteous stand. Are you Canadians going to support them by rising up and protesting to ultimately rid your country of this undemocratic and barbaric monarchy institution once and for all?
In fact your whole topic rests on your opinion of
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The issue is swearing an oath to an unelected tyrant
Its a meaningless opinion meant solely to incite Canadians into responding to your rather vacuous ideas and assumptions,
Amazingly some Canadians are responding and giving you some much needed entertainment in the process which is basically what this topic is all about eh!.
Monarchy? nobody really cares, if you really want to light a fire start a topic on a more linguistic issue,

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Old 07-13-2013, 01:12 AM
 
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Oh you believe the monarchy no longer has any function in Australia, strange that since I'm ex Royal Australian Infantry regiment and .......
You should remember then that they are a "Corps" not a regiment.
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Old 07-13-2013, 03:27 AM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Not really - I do in city vs city when the vs involves Toronto.. I also post in the world forums but not once have I gone into the U.S.A section. Most of the time I find that it is Americans posting silly threads that are either overly in your face about how amazing RA RA America is or they are trashing other places because they can't grasp that there are other countries or places that may be as good or even better.
lol no.
that is just what you want to think.
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