Constitutionally challenged

Penticton resident responds to letter and column on constitution.

Re: Mark Walker’s April 20 column:

Diversions — Trudeau promised the people of Quebec he would change Canada into a French-speaking nation. The first part of his strategy was that he had to create a diversion, he had to put English speaking Canada to sleep. He used several initiatives.

Listed in this paragraph are the many diversions he introduced. The first part is smoke and mirrors — deception. These include special interest groups (under French Civil Law group rights prevail over the rights of the individual),  Human Rights Commissions, Star Chambers, kangaroo courts, Aboriginal rights, same-sex rights, special status for Quebec, Unifying the Canadian Forces and RCMP.

Re: Sharry Schneider’s letter from May 2. If you knew how devastating the instruments, protocols and legislation the above were, and if you are a normal conservative you would be in a panic. If you are a bleeding heart Liberal or NDP person it is very likely you can live with Canada being changed from an English speaking to a French speaking country.

In a democracy every person must be able to express their opinion even if they do not know what they are talking about — Winston Churchill.

The British North America Act was more beneficial to Canada than Trudeau’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The BNA was an extension of British Common Law (BCL) going all the way back in British history to the Magna Carta in 1215. The BNA’s most precious right and freedom is so old it is not written on paper. It is, “I can do whatever I want as long as what I do does not infringe on the rights and freedoms of another person.” In other words do unto others as you wish they would do unto you.

BCL states that if one is charged by the state, one is considered innocent until a court of law proves one is guilty. Under Trudeau’s charter, he introduced French Civil Law — part of the Napoleonic Code. Under FCL if one is charged by the state, one is considered guilty until one proves their innocence. That predicament is a serious challenge, considering one is defending ones’ self against the resources of the state.

For all the changes Trudeau introduced, his program was flawed from the beginning. He refused to hold referendums. Western Canada, had we voted, would have defeated all of his initiatives. What he did was to shove his changes up our noses and down our throats. Future western Canadians will be speaking Chinese Mandarin and perhaps the Hindi languages long before we as a region end up speaking French.

There is too much information regarding the BNA vs. FCL (the charter) to be covered in one letter, however, I will conclude by making Sharry aware of the fact that the great majority of white Anglo-Saxon men are not racists and bigots.

We have done more good for humanity than all other races combined. My personal advice Sharry, is that you should do your homework. You have more tongue than a Mountie’s boot.

However, our democracy allows you to express your opinion, even if you do not know what you are talking about.

Take a good look at Canada’s military history, more white Anglo-Saxon men than any other race in Canada fought, bled and died for the rights and freedoms you and your generation enjoy and take for granted today.

Ernie Slump

Penticton

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