Political Sovereignty in Canada (3)

Essential Knowledge Needed to Grow a Democracy part 3

Political Sovereignty in Canada

The word Sovereignty means who’s in charge, who is the “supreme power or authority”.  We listen to the political machinations over the so-called the contempt of Parliament by Conservative Cabinet Minster Bev” Oda, over whether or not she lied to Parliament.  The battle plays out as if this is the battle over democracy itself.  As heard on the House (a CBC Radio 1 show) regarding what the public will think of this issue if there is an election, an opposition member said,  “ They (the public) understand on the doorstep, fundamentally the principles of our democracy, and what a fragile construct it is – how we can’t allow it to be implementally eroded by what our current government has been up to”.
“ People get that on a basic, school yard level, and a basic fairness and fundamental freedom”.

Wow, Parliament Democracy is that fragile, and yet they yell at each other like they do. Parliamentarians live in their own little world in Ottawaville, thinking that they are the only game in the democracy game, never once thinking that it is from the people that they get their power from, Our Parliamentary members believe that Parliament is sovereign. Perhaps it is true in Canada, only because Canadians do not understand the principle, and we let our politicians get away with not being accountable to them.

In Switzerland, the People are sovereign with their Direct Democracy.  If the Swiss parliament should implement a law that is contrary to the will of the people, the people  have the right, by Law. to implement an Initiative to force their government to give the people a Referendum that will enforce the will of the people.

As our leaders lie to us, the people, they are in the true sense of the word, showing contempt to the true sovereign, the people.


About pushinback

Back in 1993, I attended an anti-Nafta rally in Ottawa along with over 110,000 others. But despite the overwhelming opposition to NAFTA, the steamroller rolled on. It was there that I came to understand the one vital thing that I have been preaching ever since. There are so many issues, and so many fighting each issue, we are all spinning our wheels, and wasting our time, talents and energy, because each election, we give the politicians our power and so the deck is stacked against us. I said it that day and I say it with more fervency today. We all have one issue that we share, and we should all stop fighting for our own issues and losing anyways, and we should fight to achieve that one thing that we all share. We Canadians all have to fight to finally get a say between elections. We need to fight to make politicians accountable to us, the people. If there is no accountability, and the people have no say between elections, we have no Democracy. My Blog is written to teach the reader the essential knowledge of freedom and Democracy. Please read, and learn. I am one person, but I leave you my witness that one person is not powerless, only first you must first learn and then act. Let the democratic revolution begin. Kindest regards, Rob McQueen
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