For a good thirty years I have stood as a lone sentinel of freedom watching over and defending Democracy in Canada. My Rights thus came to me via the Magna Carta of 1215, signed by King John of England at Runnymede, Surrey, England.
It is the very basis on which the American Revolutionaries stood against a government in Britain that attempted to take all those rights that the free people Great Britain and her colonies had inherited along with the parliamentary SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT and voided by the Kebec Act of June 22, 1774, when a government in Great Britain bent on taking away those inherent rights that we inherited at Runnymede, Surrey, England when King John of England signed into LAW the Magna Carta (Great Charter).
No arguments can ever defend or justify the attempt of British Prime Minister Lord North and his colleagues in suspending Habeas Corpus as a means to deny American colonists their inherent rights that were acquired by the Magna Carta, through the Kebec Act. Yet dared accord British subjects 'les Canadien' (Metis) the province of Kebec more rights than the American colonists who had always been British subjects.
But English-speaking Canadians need to dwell on the Kebec Act of 1774, and its extensions into our present time via the Canadian Constitution of 1982, and the amendments made therein to give the same province named in the America Declaration of INDEPENDENCE of July 4, 1776 unfair advantages over other Canadian provinces by messrs. Pierre-Elliott Trudeau and his associates who hailed from the province of Kebec.
Let us first understand that no Constitution can ever create two levels of CITIZENS and yet be a VALID CONSTITUTION, as is now being made out by those who are kowtowing to special status privileges and other demands from Kebec. To create the impression within a constitution that there are two levels of citizens within the same COUNTRY is at best a farce and an open insult to the COMMON SENSE of those having a second class status within that same country. Thus the NOT WITHSTANDING CLAUSE added to the Canadian Constitution by Metis Canadien Prime Minister Pierre-Elliott Trudeau was deliberate attempt to create two levels of citizens within Canada, the Kebecois being First Class Citizens and all other Canadians being Second Class Citizens.
It was without any doubt a serious flaw by which a minority was given power over the majority by a very devious route which was made to look like the democratic process when it really was the exact opposite. Allowing Kebec the RIGHT to void the Constitution by use of the NOT WITHSTANDING CLAUSE is therefore a fatal aberration, and a direct blow against the democratic process. Thus, the removal of the NOT WITHSTANDING CLAUSE must be removed if the CONSTITUTION is to be an egalitarian document. But as it now stands the NOT WITHSTANDING CLAUSE is very offensive to all the other provinces of Canada since it is a fly in the ointment.
If we look at the history of the American colonies of the period prior to the American Revolution we will find that it is in some ways similar to present day Canada. What the Kebec Act did to the American colonists then, is what is happening at this juncture in history in English-speaking Canada at the present time.
Thus, people have come together to write a CHARTER of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE which will be sent to the press here in Canada and abroad.
Canada may have gotten rid of the CENT, but that now means that Canada no longer has any Sense.
Je me souviens!
Kenneth T. Tellis