To start off with, let’s have a good belly laugh watching this farce from a North Turtle Island (KKKanada) pro-Monarchist. Ouch, my stomach is hurting from it all, hahaha:
Here in North Turtle Island, Canada, there is a battle heating up between Royalists and Anti-Royalists (like me). Take a peek at one episode:
CITIZENSHIP GUIDES: THE NEO-CON AND PEOPLE’S VERSIONS
In response to Stephen Harper and the North Turtle Island Conservatives’ latest Citizenship Guide for immigrants, some Winnipeg, Manitoba university professors made a “People’s Citizenship Guide”. Toronto’s Sun News’ dudes on “Byline with Brian Lilley” critiqued what they call “The Left’s ‘I Hate Canada and Canadians’ Guide”.
|The Neo-Con “Official” Version of the Conservatives’ Vision of Canada|
|The response from university professors from Winnipeg, Manitoba and other Canadian cities|
The Neo-Con TV show discussing these 2 guides is “Byline”, which is described here in the following statement:
The Byline showcases irreverent journalist Brian Lilley as a cultural warrior, a connected journalist who is on the side of Canadians who value their individual freedoms and responsibilities over intrusive government. Enough already! “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas”? Give us a break! Think the debates over abortion and same-sex marriage have peaked? Think again. Tune in for insight, opinion and long-overdue discussion of topics that matter to average Canadians.
ISSUES ABOUT THE OATH
At 2:31, Brian Lilley reads the guide, which questions Wannabe Citizens needing to swear to the Queen in order to obtain citizenship, which they see as “a barrier to exercising your democratic rights”.
Here is the oath from a Canadian government website:
Oath of citizenship:
I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen.
WTF (What The Fajita?)….. Who the Hades is this hag sitting in London, claiming to rule over North Turtle Island?
Lucky for me, I was born here, and I don’t ever recall being forced to swear to the Queen. Thank Yah that when I exited my Mommy’s womb at Grace Hospital in Vancouver, BRITISH Columbia, the doctor and nurses didn’t coerce me to do the ol’ “Heil Hitler” to the Queen. I was spared that Fascist ceremony, merci Seigneur Dieu Tout Puissant!!!
CHARLES ROACH, THE FREEDOM FIGHTER
Some would-be citizens refuse to swear. Here is one of these unsung heroes of Canada, the aging yet ever-relevant Charles Roach:
Here is his story:
I have put more in another post here.
BACK TO SUN NEWS AND THE CITIZENSHIP GUIDES
In this broadcast, John Robson makes some pretty sad statements:
[2:40] – [The Queen] is not just the Queen of Britain, she is also the Queen of Canada.
[5:46] She’s the Queen of Canada. It’s a Constitutional fact. It comes out of Magna Carta. The Durham Report was made to the Queen saying, ‘Give themselves government’. It was achieved under a Monarchy which was not British exclusively, although it is British. It’s Canadian. And you’re not going to wave this away with some scare quotes. This is not grown up.
SAD, BUT TRUE
Why do immigrants have to swear to an Imperialistic Queen living in a faraway country, who isn’t even a Canadian citizen herself?
Why do we have her ugly face on all our coins and bills?
Why do so many North Turtle Island (Canadian) cities and streets and parks and whatever have her name on them?:
- Victoria, BRITISH Columbia
- Victoria Drive, Vancouver, BC
- Regina, Saskatchewan
- The former Queen Charlotte Islands, BC, now Haida Gwaii
- Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, BC
Why the Hades do we all have to get excited when her Grandkids get married? Or when her or the rellies come to visit North Turtle Island?
Why is there a song called “God save the Queen”? Why does the Creator have to pay special attention to some rich welfare recipient in London any more than us local folks here on Turtle Island?
Why do we have “Victoria Day” in Canada?
Why does a British rock group have to name themselves after her? (jes’ jokin’!!!!!)
ENOUGH OF THE WHY’S, LET’S DITCH THE QUEEN AND HER RELLIES
Fortunately, there are many, many good folks like you and me who would like to save our money as taxpayers and get rid of our connections to Britain and its evil Royal Family.
We have the Citizens for a Canadian Republic. Here are some yum-yums from their website. A little long, so please forgive me:
BackgroundPresently, Canada is a constitutional monarchy. It shares its unelected, hereditary head of state, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, with that country and fourteen other former British colonies. In Canada, the Governor General is the representative of the Queen and acts in her name on the advice of Parliament. Therefore, in practice, the Queen is Canada’s ‘official’ head of state, while the Governor General is our ‘acting’ head of state.
The Prime Minister is the head of government.
By definition, a republic is a government without a monarch as head of state.
As the representative organization of Canada’s republican movement, Citizens for a Canadian Republic’s broader objective is to promote discussion and awareness of the advantages of amending the Constitution to allow for a democratically-selected head of state independent of the British monarchy.
Specifically however, the following represents our core beliefs and objectives:
A Canadianized head of state should be the embodiment of Canadian sovereignty, diversity and pride. At present, no Canadian citizen can ever aspire to be head of state of our own country.
Our head of state should be a true representative of the People of Canada. Presently, the Queen does not represent Canada when she travels abroad, she represents the United Kingdom.
The act of attaining full-fledged status as a democratic republic within the Commonwealth would be the completion of a process of independence that began over a century ago.
Canada’s head of state should conform to Canadian laws of gender and religious equality. Presently, the rules governing succession in the royal family constitutionally bind Canada to a process that specifically discriminates against members of the Roman Catholic faith and women, if they are preceded by a younger male sibling. The monarch is also required to hold the position of Supreme Governor of The Church of England, thereby also preventing, Jews, Hindus, Muslims or anyone not a member of that Protestant denomination from becoming Canada’s head of state. Section 15(1) of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms expressly forbids discrimination on the basis of “race, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, sex, age or mental or physical disability”.
Canadians increasingly want to address the so-called “democratic deficit” that’s prevalent in Canada’s political system. In every good democracy, there’s a solid framework of checks and balances to ensure against the proliferation of abuses. One way to address that would be to have an effective and democratically-selected head of state (either by the public, parliament or other such body), not an appointed Governor General who is simply the deputy of a distant monarch, chosen personally by the Prime Minister.
Inherited rights in government, symbolic or otherwise, is a concept incompatible with Canadian values of egalitarianism. In an opinion poll taken during the height of the Golden Jubilee and Royal Visit in 2002, a majority of Canadians saw the Queen and the Royal Family simply as celebrity figures who should not have any formal role in Canadian society¹ and the monarchy as an outmoded and regressive institution that has no real relevance to most Canadians today².
New Canadians should not be subjected to swearing an oath to a monarch who not only isn’t a Canadian citizen herself, but also, in some cases, represents many aspects of what prospective citizens are trying to leave behind. They’re coming to Canada to embrace a way of life that emphasizes equality and the rights of the individual, not peerage, royalty and classism.
Presently, we have an unfair constitutional amending formula on matters related to the head of state. Prior to 1982, amendments to the constitution related to the monarchy fell under the 7/50 amending procedure, requiring resolutions of the Senate, House of Commons and seven provincial legislatures representing at least fifty percent of the Canadian population. Due to heavy monarchist lobbying during the constitution patriation talks, amending Canada’s monarchial status now requires the unanimous consent of all federal and provincial legislatures. This new formula is outrageously unfair. We believe that by attempting to put a padlock on our constitution and throw away the key, it inhibits Canada’s natural evolution as a nation. Therefore, Citizens for a Canadian Republic believes a priority for any future discussion on the head of state must include addressing this imbalance.
Well, it sounds as if they are waiting for the Queen to die, then counting on everyone to revolt against the future King Charles and Lady Camilla. In the meanwhile, the Citizens for a Canadian Republic are lobbying Ottawa and preparing the ground for a revolt.
Hats off to them!!! Where do I sign up?
One addition: let’s get a First Nations person with a heart for his or her people, and also for the rest of us, into power. After all, it is a First Nations country (and I am including Inuit and Metis in my definition of First Nations. Shart, we’ve been ruling them for so many centuries. Let’s open up our country and have First Nations rule us and the land.
Why not, Mr & Mrs Redneck? Maybe you can go back to Europe, invest in their economies and help save them from financial oblivion. The Euros would thank you. Or stay here and start being a part of the Solution and not the Problem.
I’m talking to you too, Mr. Lilley and Dr. Robson of Sun News!!!
Here are some links:
Republicanism in Canada: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republicanism_in_Canada
The British Republican Movement: http://www.republic.org.uk/index1.php
Article on the British Republicans: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/05/20/republicans-in-the-uk.html
Get rid of the Queen: http://www.throneout.com
Well, by Yah’s strength and wisdom, I hope to write more related posts.
Cheers to all of you, for a North Turtle Island free from Barbarian British Imperialists,
And for one more laugh, here’s the original “I Am Canadian” TV beer commercial and a spoof of it: