The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72265 Message #1243598
Posted By: Metchosin
09-Aug-04 - 07:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail!
Subject: RE: BS: Buy a flag, fly a flag, or go to jail!
Still makes me laugh, but years ago, when I became a federal civil servant, I had to swear allegiance to the Queen on a Bible. The government had not supplied the lab where I worked with a Bible and superiors hadn't thought to bring a personal copy, so I was sworn in on a dictionary, reversed so that the title was not obvious.
As a Canadian, pledging allegiance to a flag seems so very foreign, but then again, so did pledging allegiance to the Queen. In fact, come to think of it, the only thing that did seem quite right about the whole thing was the use of the dictionary .