Oh yah RIGHT

Yesterday the House of commons passed a motion calling for the flag on the peace tower to be lowered whenever a Canadian soldier dies abroad. As a non-binding motion the conservatives have decided to ignore this motion and continue to lower the flag only for politicians and on remembrance day. Of course the death of a politician is more important than a soldier. A politician risks his reputation for Canada, a soldier only risks his life.Jason Kenney, secretary of state for Multiculturalism and Canadian Identity, told CTV’s Canada AM on Wednesday that the current policy, which sees the flag lowered for every soldier’s death, hurts the flag’s status as a symbol of national pride. (http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080401/flag_peacetower_080402/20080402?hub=TopStories)

Sorry Mr Kenny this is a agenda serving lie. While you can rationalize this point you have to offer proof that this policy ” hurts the flag’s status as a symbol of national pride.” I suspect no survey has ever been done, and yards of right-wing supporters anecdotes of how disturbed they were by seeing the flag at half mast won’t cut it.

The only reason the Conservative Government of Canada doesn’t want the flag to be lowered is because they do not want the public to know that brave men and women are still dying in a war that is not only taxing our economy but also the lives of our sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, aunts and uncles.


One thought on “Oh yah RIGHT

  1. I agree that a soldier’s death is more deserving of honour than the death of yer average politician.

    On the other hand, I am concerned that the flag flies at half mast so frequently. Often, I have no idea why the flag is at half mast.

    It’s only an effective symbol if, most of the time, the flag is at full height. Then, when it gets lowered, people will know there’s a good reason for it.

    Maybe we should lower it for soldiers once a quarter or something (if there have been any deaths). But just as important, clean up the policy so that the flag is lowered less frequently.

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