Letter: Political parties not lawful

There is nothing written in Canadian law that authorizes the operation of a political party system in this country.

To the editor:

There is nothing written in Canadian law that authorizes the operation of a political party system in this country. Even our alleged Constitution does not express such authority. So thinking this through, if the law does not provide the legislative authority for the operation of such a system, then it cannot be lawful. And if it is not lawful then it must be an offence under the law for any one or group to carry on such a system.

Section 21(1) of the Criminal Code provides that:

Every one is a party to an offence who

(a) actually commits it;

(b) does or omits to do anything for the purpose of aiding any person to commit it; or

(c) abets any person in committing it.

So, it appears anyone involved in the operation of a political party system in this country is committing an offence, and if anyone chooses to vote for a representative of a political party in an election, are they not aiding and abetting in the commission of that same  offence? If the option to vote for an independent were available, is it then not an offence?

So where did the political party concept originate? Was it tradition? Or did someone create such a system for some nefarious purpose.

Although I could not determine who specifically came up with the idea of forming and operating a political party system, it turns out the institution of high finance, the  bankers, have been supporting the concept of a political party system, not only here in Canada, but elsewhere in many other countries, including our neighbours to the south, for a very long time, and primarily for their own financial gain. Here is a quote from the U.S. Banker’s Association Magazine edition published on August 25, 1924, which sums up the role of the banking institution in the political process, not only here in Canada, but in many other countries around the world:

“ Capital must be protected in every possible way. Debts must be collected, mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible. When through the process of law, the common people lose their homes, they will become more docile and more easily governed through the strong arm of Government applied by a central power of wealth under leading financiers. These truths are well known among our principal men who are now engaged in forming an imperialism to govern the world. By dividing the voter through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting for questions of no importance. It is thus by discreet action we can secure for ourselves that which has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished.”

So it appears we are expending our energies on questions of no importance  while the bankers are securing their own future  through the application of their power and wealth over us, through the political party system, no matter who is in office.

So I chose not to vote, not only to avoid aiding and abetting in the commission of an offence but also, not to be lead astray and give any support or validation to their philosophy of “forming an imperialism to govern the world.”

Grant Baudais,

Kelowna