By David Byers (Convenor of ACM in Country, New South Wales)
I, Kevin Rudd, do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Australia, Her heirs and
SO HELP ME GOD
If politicians have no respect for our Sovereign than why should Loyal Australians have any respect for their new "oaths". My idea is "The Australian Oath of Loyalty" it can be taken by loyal members of the New South Wales Parliament (they might even like to have their own ceremony) or new Australians who wish to make the true Oath or just anyone who would like to sign one and have it framed on the wall in their office or home. I am putting the idea to ACM and trying to have them prettied up. What do you all think?
We must honour the Sovereign. If we do not celebrate the Sovereign in images, than they are out of our sight. If we do not celebrate the Sovereign in song, than they are not in our hearts. If we do not honour our Sovereign in Oaths than we are not bound to them.
That is something I have felt for years and is why the republicans like to take down pictures of the Queen and remove Oath etc. People should at least have the option to make the true Oath. That is why that idea for "The Australian Oath of Loyalty" means so very much indeed to me.