I expect to take some ground fire for this article, however, free speech dictates that I am entitled to my point of view.
It burns my butt on a daily basis to hear the moans and groans of certain elements of society proclaiming this "politically correct" jibber jabber.
It would be next to impossible to breathe without offending someone, if we adhered to most of this junk. I am not one to purposely offend anyone, nor am I one to impede one's life style, providing, they fall within the parameters of law. So, you may ask, what is the big deal then?
Firstly, if we are so politically incorrect in this country, then how come we usually come out on top each year of the best place to live on the planet? Indeed, something draws the folks here. Not perfect here by any means, but take it from one who has snooped in a few places in this old world, and while perfection may not be our claim, on our worst day, we still come up looking better than most other regimes of the world on their best day.
This country was founded on Christian principles, and the constitution was drafted accordingly. In my view, it is wrong to expect constitutional change each time someone decides they don't like something. We have changed national icons, christianity expressions, educational standards, and language metaphors just to name a few.
It irked me yesterday to learn there is now a movement to force a name change of a certain nursery rhyme for children. The "questionable" nursery rhyme is none other than "Bah Bah Black Sheep." The new name proposed for this nursery rhyme is "Bah Bah Rainbow Sheep." Are you now convinced that some folk may have too much time on their hands?
Folks come to Canada because of our freedoms and ease of movement. As a matter of fact, our ease of movement is so user friendly, that should one not like our freedoms and customs, the plane that delivered them here today, probably makes the return part of the journey tomorrow.