Some discussion in a recent thread has caused me to change the tagline of the Isaac Brock Society by removing the words “in Canada and”. I think this gave the wrong impression that, because US persons in Canada started this blog, we see it as a Canada-only fight. But from the beginning we have encouraged our international contingent of writers and participants.
The name Isaac Brock remains. It should be some comfort to residents in UK that Isaac Brock was a British war hero, protecting a Canada which was not yet independent in 1812. It is also a great comfort that Isaac Brock successfully repelled an United States invasion, though he gave his life in the process.
Yet Canada remains the focus of much of our attention because the highest concentration of U.S. persons abroad is in Canada; and the longest unprotected border that any two countries share also separates us from the U.S. menace. Numerous expats in other countries have also expressed their gratitude for Canada, in our meagre efforts to make the issues known and to take a stand against U.S. aggression.
So if you are not from Canada, let it be known that Isaac Brock is your hero too and we are all in the same battle for freedom. You are welcome as participants, and many of you have already made outstanding contributions to the Isaac Brock Society for which we are all grateful.