On Sat, 14 Jul 2001, E. Shaun Russell wrote:
> Party Of Citizens wrote:
> >In Canada's case we have a Constitution in which we can find "...Whereas
> >Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God...."
> Being a former-Canadian, I remember balking at the pre-amble of the
> Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (essentially, the Canadian
> Constitution). However, after I thought about it for a little while, I
> realized that like most things Canadian, the statement is rather ambiguous
> in a tame sort of way. Note that the word "recognize" is used as opposed
> to "affirm" or "uphold." In typical Trudeau fashion, the preamble can be
> interpreted in a few ways. Also of note is the "founded upon" term. Just
> because a nation is founded upon such principles doesn't mean that it needs
> to maintain them indefinitely.
You are obviously smarter than the average bear...or Canadian. So I
understand why you became an American. But note also the word
"IS" (present tense). Come back here with a few Philadelpia lawyers in tow
and you can get the job of pope over the Canadian theocracy.
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