Letter: Fought for the right to vote–or not vote

Casting a ballot not only supports the candidate but, moreover, supports the system.

To the editor:

Well it’s time to vote again I see.As a young man I put my life on the line in the Canadian military for many reasons, not the least of which was the expectations of truth and justice from the government.

I have earned the right to vote; but also the right not to vote, if no one can be found who I believe is worthy to have power over me. This is also part of democracy.

Some say: Then vote for the lesser of the evils. But vote to exercise your right.

I say: Putting someone into power who is evil or unworthy merely to exercise a right is an irresponsible act and an affront to every vet who risked and gave their lives for freedom from tyranny and oppression.

Oppression comes in many forms, not just the obvious.

One should be aware that casting a ballot not only supports the candidate but, moreover, supports the system. Most people in Canada don’t realize that the first act of the elected put into power in Canada by Canadians is to swear an oath of allegiance to a foreign power (England) before they can receive their seat of power in Canada. This act is no less than betrayal with no moral accountability to the electorate. This was proved in a famous court case in Alberta in 1996—it’s not fiction. As well, this puts into question Canada’s alleged sovereignty.

It’s been argued that Canada’s head of state is Queen Elizabeth II via the Constitution Act 1982 of Canada. I’ll point out that the so-called Constitution Act 1982 is a ridiculous fraud forced on Canadian’s without their consent. It has no lawful validity and therefore is not a Constitution at all. Its contents have no lawful force and affect, especially that of head of state.

As well, the Crown of England and her agents in Canada lost their lawful powers over Canada on December 11, 1931 and that condition can’t be lawfully changed by an act of government (Parliament).

At some point Canadians must shed all impediments of foreign power and become truly free, independent and a sovereign nation certified by a lawful Canadian Constitution and flag created by the people and for the people, not by government.

Until this happens I believe it is my patriotic duty not to support or sanction this present vexatious, chaotic system by voting, regardless of the candidates.

Jack Bradcoe, Westbank


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