"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday 18 February 2015


Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "Meandering Down Memory Lane": 

"Does the Oath of Allegiance required for Citizenship mean something or nothing?" It did for my parents when they immigrated here in 1964. Where bunnies at Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving even some Christmas customs were all a little odd, but embraced happily. One of their happiest memories was the day they became citizens. They remember what they wore and that it was a beautiful sunny spring day. They had their picture taken that day and it has been in a frame on a wall ever since. 

Posted by Anonymous to  Our Town and Its Business at 18 February 2015 at 09:22


Anonymous said...

For the vast majority, the Oath means a great deal. Unfortunately the few are making it very touch for the others.

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the written citizenship exam ? It is actually fairly complicated. I cannot see taking that without giving it a lot of thought. But, then, maybe there is a way to get someone else to sit it for you.

Anonymous said...

Political Order and Political Decay by Francis Fukuyama

"Over the past two generation, wealth has become highly concentrated in the United States, and economic power has been able to buy influence in politics. The American system of checks and balances creates numerous points of access for powerful interest groups that are much less prominent in a European-style parliamentary system. Although there is widespread perception that the system as a whole is corrupt and increasingly illegitimate, there is no straightforward reform agenda for fixing it within the parameters of the existing system."

It is interesting that three of the largest countries in the Americas, Argentina, Brazil and the United States, are viewed as corrupt by both their inhabitants and those from abroad.

Where does Canada rank?

Anonymous said...

Given some of the driving I see, there might be others taking that exam for aspirants.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Do you truly believe that, 23:41, or are you just trying to be a smartass?