Monday, 10 March 2008
I'll pray for Her Majesty...
...I'll serve my country in whatever way I can; I love England in the most Chestertonian of ways;
but swearing allegiance to her ? Sorry dudes - I won't be doing that...
Her government has conspired in Latae Sententiae excommunicable acts [think abortion, the murder of the newly born [e.g. refusing to treat a Downs syndrome child with a twisted bowel until it dies of dehydration and starvation] . illegal wars, the murder of those in PVS via starvation and dehydration etc etc etc] besides which she is the head of an apostatic cult...
What price my soul if I colluded with all this ?
but now we get this from The Times:
SCHOOLCHILDREN are to be encouraged to swear an oath of allegiance to the Queen and promise to obey the law in ceremonies similar to those for new immigrants.
A review of citizenship by Lord Goldsmith, the former attorney-general, will say this procedure could strengthen children’s understanding of what it means to be British.
One idea is for immigrants’ citizenship ceremonies to be held in schools where children could also take part. Alternatively the event could be included in citizenship studies, which are part of the national curriculum.
Sources close to the review, which was commissioned by Gordon Brown, say the plan is designed to help immigrants and citizens develop a “shared sense of belonging”.
It mirrors the pledge by American schoolchildren to the flag, which is made while standing at attention with the right hand over the heart. The pledge is not compulsory but it is common practice in American schools.
Goldsmith’s report also proposes that citizenship ceremonies for immigrants ought to be held in other public places, such as art galleries, as well as schools.
It recommends immigrants should have “mentors” to teach them British customs and traditions and offer help. The review says they ought to be able to obtain free English lessons.
Critics questioned the value of British-born children swearing allegiance. Lynne Featherstone, the Liberal Democrat youth and equality spokeswoman, said: “I don’t think pledging allegiance to the Queen is the answer to young people’s problems