I’m here to speak for Canada’s sovereignty and independence on behalf of the Libertarian Party of Canada and its Leader Jean-Serge Brisson.
The Libertarian Party of Canada’s platform clearly states our opposition to the Security and Prosperity Partnership.
The SPP will remove decision-making even further from Canadians and will interfere with efforts to hold our government accountable and create a freer society.
To build liberty, we need to build it from the ground up, we need to protect our sovereignty.
Let me put it like this, my parents moved our family from Northern Ireland to live in Canada in the 1970’s.
We didn’t come to live in America. We came to live in a peaceful and free country called Canada.
Not a country where the president defends water-boarding and instigates torture and eternal war.
Not a country where they attack the civil liberties of their own people.
We did not leave Northern Ireland to come and live in another “SECURITY” state.
As Sir Wilfred Laurier said, “Canada is free and freedom is its nationality”.
Canada is not free enough but our ideal is freedom.
Libertarians believe in individual sovereignty as an ideal, but to get to that ideal, we need to protect local and national sovereignty.
Sir Wilfred Laurier believed in free trade, but he also made very strong statements for decentralization (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2376027955) and local autonomy.
Both Ron Paul and Laurier advocated liberty.
The Security and Prosperity Partnership is not about free trade, it’s not about security, it’s not about LIBERTY.
It’s just another secretive propagandistic government attack on the freedom and independence and right to representation of Canadians.
It’s a government above the federal government, way beyond our reach.
And those in government and the media who say it is not an effort to unify North America are liars.
Let me say it again, Canada is meant to be free and freedom is our nationality.
“The SPP will remove decision making from Canadians even further,” says Alan Mercer, President Libertarian Party of Canada, “and will interfere with efforts to hold our government accountable and create a freer society.”
Libertarians believe in individual sovereignty as an ideal, he says, but to get to that ideal we have to protect local and national sovereignty.
Info on the SPP:
More on U.S. “Security”:
March 9th, 2008
Comments to My Speech at Feb. 16 SPP Protest in Toronto
March 16th, 2008 at 6:15 pm
We all have much work to do.