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Glorious & Free
8/15/2006 4:14:27 PM

A letter to the editor has been sent to many different national and international newspapers. Please feel free to leave your comments.
I know that I do not speak for everyone, as there are many among us who agree with Mr. Harper and his team...but, I think the increasing majority of people, disagree strongly with the muck that our current Prime Minister is stirring up, and the mark he puts on Canada's humanitarian reputation around the world.

Glorious & Free

O' Canada, this country
glorious and still free,
Our men are known as peaceful men,
even to their enemies.
Now we seem to follow a leader
who has decided to go to war,
Our men are now the warriors,
there's no peace here anymore.
For eons now the world has seen
Canada is here to keep the peace,
A neutral country, standing strong
'til this illustrious Prime Minister came along.
He's plundered stores, overlooked the poor
to fight his little boy games for real...
Mr. Prime Minister, please let us know,
pray, tell us, "What's the deal?"
We don't want to fight your wars for you
to impress Mr. President next door,
Pull us out of Afghanistan, stop sending us to war.
Do you have any thought at all
for the innocents caught in this blaze?
Just to satisfy your own inner glory
all less fortunate on this earth you would raze.
You want your share of the spoils of war,
"Is it oil, Mr. Prime Minister, that you're hoping for?"
These battles were started on a foundation of greed,
these men, self-important,
believe they know how to lead.
But, it seems the only road they know
is the devastation and killing of young men's souls.
Rise up, Canada, glorious and free...
Refuse to call any other man
your mortal enemy.

Deborah L. Kelly

People of Canada, we need to stop being so apathetic, and start standing up for what we believe in instead of sitting down and giving up, believing there is nothing that can be done. While we are sitting down feeling horrible about what is happening with our country and the direction we are being led, pick up a pen and paper, sit down at your computer, pick up your telephone...make a difference ~ we are the people and as such, our government should be a reflection of what "we" want, not what "they" want. The government is a representative of the people of the country of Canada, do we really want to be represented this way in the eyes of the rest of the world? We are peacekeepers ~ why are we at war????

Deborah L. Kelly
North Vancouver, B.C.

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