Why I Won’t Celebrate Canada Day This July

by | Jul 2, 2000

This year I will not celebrate Canada Day — as a matter of principle. I fully recognize Canada as being one of the best places to live in the world — but that relative assessment doesn’t justify the injustices perpetrated by our federal and provincial governments. Last year I decided to put my career on […]

This year I will not celebrate Canada Day — as a matter of principle.

I fully recognize Canada as being one of the best places to live in the world — but that relative assessment doesn’t justify the injustices perpetrated by our federal and provincial governments. Last year I decided to put my career on hold and home school my son because of the dumbing down of today’s schools — a phenomenon of tragic consequences that would not have occurred if governments didn’t control education. Because of our criminally high taxes, my wife’s income doesn’t cover our daily expenses; but I had some hard-earned savings and investments.

This year I am forced to pay about $20,000 in taxes — money I can only get by selling shares of stock at a loss — shares that represents a significant chunk of my savings. That $20,000 — which I desperately need for private school fees and house repairs — will now go to the Liberal government to be spent on buying votes in the next election, on subsidizing businesses that can’t compete in the free market, on welfare schemes designed to punish those who are self-reliant and responsible in order to reward those who are not, on left-wing propaganda machines like the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and universities, on environmental schemes based on lies and designed ultimately to transform us back into primitive savages, etc.

In other words, the money extorted from me will be used by the Liberal government to harm me and my family. What could be more unjust?

Granted, most hard-working Canadians now believe that selflessness is a noble virtue and passively accept the high level of abuse by our governments. But I emphatically don’t — and that’s why I won’t be celebrating Canada Day. As a student of history I know how bad things can quickly get when people passively accept the role of serf instead of protesting unjust governments. That’s why I will work diligently for the day when I feel that I can celebrate Canada Day — the day when our governments stop treating us like serfs and start protecting our individual rights.

Glenn Woiceshyn
Calgary

Glenn Woiceshyn is a freelance writer, residing in Canada.

The views expressed above represent those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the editors and publishers of Capitalism Magazine. Capitalism Magazine sometimes publishes articles we disagree with because we think the article provides information, or a contrasting point of view, that may be of value to our readers.

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