The Kaipara & Waitemata ECHO WITH WHICH IS INCORPORATED "THE KAIPARA ADVERTISER & WAITEMATA CHRONICL... [truncated]
Kaipara and Waitemata Echo , 25 August 1921, Page 2
The Kaipara & Waitemata ECHO WITH WHICH IS INCORPORATED "THE KAIPARA ADVERTISER & WAITEMATA CHRONICLE" HELENSVILLE, THURSDAY, AUGUST 25TH. A POOR SAMPLE.
It is to be hoped most sincerely that the type of Englishman is very rare who comes straight out from the Homeland to a loyal British dominion and stoutly refuses to take the usual oath of allegiance. Such a thing happened recently in Wellington, when a so-called Englishman, on his way to America, was not allowed to land because he would not make the necessary declaratio —which, by the way, is a very simple ceremony. Such attitude is particularly unworthy in times like ours, alter the terrible shake up that world-civilisation has had and with further dangers threatening the Empire. It is serious enough that millions in Ireland wish to drop Imperial allegiance, and millions more in India seem on the point of rebellion, without men of English birth and blood showing such unnatural animosity. An unfortunate part of the above disagreeable occurrence is that-this "worthy Englishman" is going to the United States. We have ample proof that Britain has myriads of true friends in the Stylos, but unfortunately that country is a meeting place for eiHT.iies of England from all parts of t!ie world, and their influence on A.mei'ican policy towards our Empire does not make tor peac •. win1 i iheii1 ranks are swelled ovine r. -)[' our own tonguo and bio >;1 the danger is greatly incroi.sod. Considering the amount there is
jr. -take, in the existence and welfare ox present and future generations, it does indeed seem thai" the true Britishers treat these ma tiers, far too lightly. The Imperial Government should take stringent steps to enforce compulsory concord throughout the Empire —if such a thing is possible. It is bad enough to be easy-going about one's own safety, but it is something far worse to be easy-going about the safety of others, so disloyalty in an Englishman is a very grave