Happy Birthday America. And The Colony of Canada !
Canada is a by-product of the American Revolution.
A brief comparison of Canada with the world’s greatest democratic republic
American Revolution, the U.S. Declaration of Independence, and the U.S. Constitution, are probably history’s greatest landmarks in the political evolution of mankind from absolute tyranny to freedom and self determination.
The American and French rebels inspired each other to build the world’s first nation states on the principles of freedom and equality. While the French Revolution and the guillotine struck terror into the hearts of Europe’s tyrants, the American Revolution forced history’s biggest colonial power to temper its hold on the Britannic Majesty’s colonial subjects in North America.
Whether we like it or not, Canada is very much a by-product of the American Revolution, and economically a by-product of the powerhouse called the United States of America.
The British North America Act and the Constitution Act of 1867, which created Canada as we know it today, had a single primary motive: to prevent armed rebellion.
Denial of the right to bear arms under colonial rule has created a peaceful, obedient nation that will put up with just about any whim of a benevolent tyrant in exchange for a little bit of security.
Canada has never declared its independence from Britain except for the symbolic act of changing its flag from a variation of the Union Jack to the maple leaf.
Repatriation of the Constitution in 1982 was a charade to create the illusion that Canada is a nation determining its own destiny. Its Made-In-Britain constitution and Charter of Rights & Freedoms compare poorly with the U.S. Constitution, and it’s disputable if the Charter was actually designed to expand or to limit Canadians’ fundamental constitutional rights. It’s a juridical miracle that judges are able to infer so much from a 3-page rag.
Any right or freedom bestowed by Canada’s Charter of Rights can be suspended if it’s deemed to be “in public interest” by those that rule in the Queen’s name.
While Americans enjoy a real democracy at least on paper, and definitely at the state and local levels, Canadians’ democratic rights consist of casting one vote to help elect a dictator every four or five years. Most national and local governments come to power with a minority of the vote.
In Canada political rights are commensurate with how much power and money one has. Average citizens have no hope of access to legislation or executive decision-making even on matters that concern them personally or very closely.
In the U.S. justice is a right and the power to adjudicate springs from the people. In Canada justice is a privilege bestowed by a Lord or Lady in the Queens’s name to the best performer at the court. Most Canadians cannot afford to access the justice system, which has been reserved exclusively for the country’s financial elite.
While U.S. has always been the land of opportunity and free enterprise, Canada stifles entrepreneurship by taxing or regulating everything between heavens and earth to sustain the lifestyles of an overpaid bureaucracy, politicians and their friends. Canada’s biggest industry is selling land and passports to the world’s rich.
While the U.S. is a huge meritocracy that has integrated even visible minorities to the economy, Canada’s public service, most professions, many large corporations, and even universities are closed to the millions of qualified but non-affluent immigrants. Canada has no affirmative action programs for the PhD’s, doctors, engineers and other qualified people that must drive cabs, deliver pizzas or do other menial jobs because they were not born or raised in Canada. Even the simplest occupations or commercial activity are controlled by a government-empowered clique or bureaucracy.
Proof is in the pudding. One of the two countries that share this continent is a superpower while the other, one of the richest countries on earth, must parcel land and sell passports to remain afloat.