Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
“Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of Law”
The preamble to the Charter is the only spiritual or philosophical component of the law; therefore it contains the “spirit of the law” in which the “letter of the law” shall be enacted, interpreted, and applied. Since the preamble contains that which is deemed to be unassailable and supreme in importance, it is prefaced by the word “Whereas.”
Michael Wagner’s new book, Leaving God Behind, points out that the “Supremacy of God” clause in the Charter is neutralized by Section 27, which mandates that application of the Charter must conform to “Canada’s multicultural nature.” It cannot, therefore, be interpreted to mean the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob—the God of the Bible.
Multiculturalism, in effect, then overthrows the whole “spirit of Canadian law” upon which our freedom rests. Beautiful words on a parchment are meaningless unless they are carried out in the correct spirit which, in our case, involves principles of right and wrong, good and bad, which recognize the supremacy of God (i.e. Biblical principles).
Principles of right and wrong, good and bad, emanating from a multiplicity of religions and their holy books must inevitably conflict with principles emanating from the Bible (e.g. Sharia Law), so obviously only one God or religion can provide the principles that undergird one nation’s justice system. Otherwise there would be massive confusion under the law! Taking the preamble seriously avoids the very confusion that Multiculturalism introduces, and using Multiculturalism to throw out the preamble is like putting the “cart before the horse.” The preamble should be throwing out Multiculturalism, not the other way ’round!
Now, the preamble might just as well read, “Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of the Humanist Manifestos and/or the gods associated with all faiths in our multicultural society as prescribed by their respective holy books, and the rule of law…” No wonder Sharia Law is gaining traction in Canada!
If law and justice must uphold the principles of right and wrong associated with only one god or religion, then who is this God that the preamble is referring to? This is the same God who stands behind every other trapping, protocol, regalia, holiday, and custom of government including:
a) The coronation ceremony of our head of state, Queen Elizabeth II.
b) The regalia of the Orb and the Cross that surmounts it which the Queen holds in her hand and which she wears on the top of her crown to remind her that government is subject to the God whose authority extends over all the earth. That God happens to be the God of the Holy Bible.
c) The Biblical scriptures engraved on the Peace Tower in Ottawa.
d) The God who is recognized in our national holiday of Thanksgiving.
e) The letters “D.G.,” “Deo Gratia,” on Canadian currency signifying “By the Grace of God.”
f) Our National Anthem which is a prayer to the God of the Bible.
The preamble must be consistent with all these trappings. If it is, then Parliament and our courts are obliged to uphold a spirit of righteousness that emanates from principles that recognize the supremacy of the God of the Bible, not that of any other religion! Using Multiculturalism to overthrow that jurisprudence is the crafty use of legalism to undermine freedom in Canada. And to think this was done without so much as invoking the Charter’s own Amending Formula!
For jurisprudence to be altered by the pre-eminence of Multiculturalism, then the “God clause” in the preamble would have to be removed altogether, and that can only be done following a public referendum by invoking the Amending Formula. We can’t have statements in our primary legal document that are summarily ignored or considered irrelevant, etc. It makes a mockery of having a Constitution in the first place.
Incidentally, a God-honouring preamble that directs lawmakers and judges to uphold biblical principles of right and wrong, good and bad, is what constitutes Canada’s Christian heritage. We do not have a Christian heritage because a majority of the people in Canada are, or once were, Christian. Our Christian heritage arises strictly from our legal system—from the “spirit of the law” contained in our jurisprudence, not our demographics.
As a lifetime member of the Christian Heritage Party of Canada, I would draw the attention of our membership and the public to the tampering that has gone on with our Constitution and the consequent corruption in our justice system.
It’s time that we all took a stand to protect our way of life. When you see our heritage being chipped away, demand of our politicians at all levels that they preserve the heritage that has provided freedom and equality above any other worldview.
Today, join CHP Canada and add your voice to the growing cry to preserve our heritage.