Yes, it pretty much applies to Canada. I believe that we all have the freedom to worship as we please which means that Hindu's Buddists, Muslim's, and all the other sects/religions out there have just as much right to practice their faith as they wish.
And this is a big one
Canada was founded as a Christian Nation by both the French Roman Catholics and the English Anglicans (both by the way are sub units of the original Catholic Church. I say this about catholicism since I am a Lutheran and very much a Catholic, just not Roman or Anglican.)
Since both our countries were founded as Christian countries, then as we welcome immigrants, though they need not convert to Christianity, they must accept the fact that they are no longer in the country they came from and their religion, although they are free to practice as they choose, is not the religion of our countries.
Also, by becoming Canadian or US citizens, it does not give them the right to force their beliefs on other Canadians or Americans, nor does it give them the right to force removal of Christian doctrine which forms the basis of our Constitutions because they are not Christian.
I also say this as a son of an immigrant - whom I am very proud of and I am proud to be first generation. Immigrants contribute mightily to the growth and deveolpement of both of our countries.
My father always said to us when we were young and asked how come he would not teach us German, his reply was "I am in Canada now and I do as Canadians do". Good intention, bad implementation. Most Canadians do speak at least 2 languages. English and their Mother tongue which may or may not be French.
Seems that this type of Political Correctness has not occured much until the late 70's and early 80's where these radicals have decided that the minorities must rule even though democracy says the majority rules. The unfortunate thing is, is that we let them by allowing our elected officials to become unaccountable. I think recall is a good thing and more politicians should think on that. Maybe then they will re-assess their situation and realize that their constituents make the decisions and they just deliver them to Congress or the House of Commons.....
I have received this email a few times and I agree with it completely. It is a shame that all the "bleeding heart liberals in this country have made Political Correctness a religion unto itself and have begun forcing it on the rest of the nation."
I have said this many times - when Political Correctness and following the Party Line become dominant in a democracy, we no longer have a democracy but a totalitarian regime.
I sure wish our former Prime Minister Mr. Jean Chretien had understood this, as he has taken this country to the brink of Democratic Totalitarianism on more than one occassion and most definitely during his term of office. It was too bad most of the sheep did not understand this.
Ooooh boy. Methinks I am on my soapbox again. Time to get offn that pony.