Over the past year, Canadians have been wondering why their constitution does not guarantee their civil liberties the same way that the American constitution does. While many of the States during 2020 and the beginning of 2021 have opened up and rid themselves of the ridiculous mask mandates, Canada has gotten worse with stricter mandates, restrictions, and even curfews. Canadians have always been known as the polite people who will always say sorry. Now it seems they are complete pushovers who bow down to government tyranny. Why? The answer is found in history itself, and it goes as far back as 1775 during the United States war of Independence.
Leading up to the War of Independence, America was divided by the Rebels and the Loyalists; the Rebels wanting to break off from Great Britain and the Loyalists wanting to be loyal to the crown. Since the early 17th century when the Puritans landed in America, they wanted to break off from the Church of England, and you would think that after one hundred years it would be no problem to break off from Britain completely. Unfortunately, the Loyalists still trusted in the monarchy and they were afraid that if they broke off from England, it would give ambitious self-interested men the chance to scrounge off their fellow Americans for their profit and benefit. Britain, up till then, had also provided great military power and protection, and it seemed that breaking off from that would be an unwise mistake. Well, we all know how the war turned out, the rebels won and America earned her independence. But where did the Loyalists go? Unfortunately, they went to Canada.
Canada never joined in the revolution and remains part of the English Commonwealth to this day. A man named Thomas Paine wrote a book in 1776 called Common Sense, in which he predicted the ultimate tyranny America would face if they did not break off from England, and which Canada is facing now. Common Sense; a fitting title since it seems that it is the lack of common sense in people that has got us into the trouble we are facing today.
“Ye that oppose independence now, ye know not what ye do; ye are opening a door to eternal tyranny, by keeping vacant the seat of government” (pg. 26, Common Sense).
Thomas Paine’s thoughts on eternal tyranny have been disputed for 300 years, and rightfully so. For 300 years Canada has shared similar liberties, culture, and language as America. But now it is apparent that Canada lacks the backbone to defend the civil liberties which her citizens deserve, and Thomas Paine has been proven right.
“Wherefore, laying aside all national pride and prejudice in favour of modes and forms, the plain truth is, that IT IS WHOLLY OWING TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE PEOPLE, AND NOT TO THE CONSTITUTION OF THE GOVERNMENT, that the crown is not as oppressive in England as in Turkey” (pg. 7, Common Sense).
After the war, the Loyalists came to Canada in thousands, and have for 300 years been the polite and respectful people the world has always known, and now they are known as the mask-wearing citizens that will wear dirty cloth over their faces because the government told them to. Britain greatly supports the science behind masks, social distancing, and all the rules and regulations regarding covid safety, and Canada cannot dispute that agenda unless it wants to break off from England completely. It is doubtful that will happen any time soon.
So, you wonder why Canada does not have the civil liberty-loving constitution that America has? Think of whom Canadians descended from. The Loyalists who supported Britain and the crown in 1775 are the maskers who support the tyrannical government today.
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