I am a Canadian, a free Canadian,
Free to speak without fear,
Free to worship God in my own way,
Free to stand for what I think right,
Free to oppose what I believe wrong,
Free to choose those who shall govern my country.
This heritage of freedom, I pledge to uphold,
For myself and all mankind.
When John Diefenbaker signed this pledge as part of the Bill of Rights in 1960, it represented everything our country stood for against the menace of Communist ideology.
Now it could very well be considered seditious or hate speech by our own government.
How far we have fallen!