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03-05-2013, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by thome_26 View Post
It isn't like the oath is to her flesh and blood. It is to the the monarch as the embodiment of the state. And I don't think there is anything ridiculous at all. Does it make sense to swear an oath to a piece of centuries old parchment? Anything can be farcical if you choose to view it in such a fashion.
If you want to view it that way, sure. IMO would be more accurate to swear allegiance to Canada, not to the Queen. It is obvious that someone who is staunchly anti-monarchy is put in difficult position, if he chooses to stay true to his beliefs. I hope you agree that being a convinced republican doesn't disqualify one from being a good Canadian citizen.

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