The Source of our Rights and Freedoms

The Source and Defender of our Rights and Freedoms

In Canada, we have been inherently endowed with human rights and freedoms.  We recognize these rights and freedoms not because we received any of it from the state. We recognize these freedoms as blessings from the Sovereign One. It is from the Sovereign who graciously provides blessings. Such blessings of life and liberty come from one Source. We point back to the Source as an acknowledgement of God’s grace.

On earth and in these earthly kingdoms, such as the lands of the British Commonwealth, the Sovereign is represented by a regent, that is, the appointed person in the Queen or King of the Commonwealth. As a child of the Commonwealth, we do well to acknowledge this true and Sovereign One. As humble and glad recipients of these blessings that flow down to us, we also do well to give glory back to the Sovereign God for such Providence.

Our natural expression as recipients result in worship of the holy Sovereign. Thus, we will come full circle—from being recipients of free speech to one who freely offers worship. As natural citizens who receive rights and freedoms, we also use our rights and freedoms to live out our lives as free citizens.

Today, her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second remains as the defender of the Faith and is the regent of the heavenly Sovereign. As Canadians and subjects of the Crown, we honour the defender of the faith, her Royal Majesty. She is the representative of the Sovereign God from whom we have received our natural and inherent rights and freedoms.

Our Rights and Freedoms are recognized:

2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:
(a) freedom of conscience and religion;
(b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom of the press and other media of communication;
(c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and
(d) freedom of association.

Section 2, The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The freedom of peaceful assembly in section 2(c), is one of the fundamental freedoms of a Canadian citizen. Peaceful assembly is a right of every Canadian citizen.

Another fundamental freedom in section 2(b) is freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression. These two freedoms of assembly and expression are inherent rights of each Canadian citizen. It expresses the right of every Canadian to freely assemble and to express their thought, belief, and opinion.

All peoples of Canada have freedom of speech to speak and share one’s religious opinions and beliefs, to preach and speak from one’s faith, and to freely assemble together to sing and worship according to the dictates of one’s conscience.

Our churches and places of worship are sacred assemblies of peoples of faith who worship together in community. Worship is a sacred act of all individuals which must never be encroached upon by anyone. When these rights and freedoms are infringed upon by the state or government, we must not hesitate to recognize such infringement as violations of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Such freedoms are usually the first encroached upon and are a bell-weather of government overreach. People of faith are most sensitive to such infringement.

Our Purpose and Destiny

To continue to live freely as Canadians, we must vigorously and continuously strive to protect and defend our inherent rights and freedoms to worship, to speak and to assemble. As we sing the national anthem, O Canada, we are reminded to “stand on guard for thee.” The object and purpose of standing guard is to defend our God-given rights and freedoms. This is why Canada is called by God to be one of the most free nations on earth.

Sometimes, I wonder if we have begun to lose our God-given freedoms. I wonder if we have forgotten about the One from whom we have received our blessings of freedom. If we have, we may be in danger of losing our rights and freedoms. We pray this will never happen.

As Canadians, we ought to be concerned about the potential loss of freedoms. Perhaps many of us have begun or have already fallen asleep. We have been put into a deep slumber where we cannot awaken to our purpose and destiny. Some might only be half awakened but still remain half asleep.

We have not fully awakened to the knowledge of our Source and Sovereign. If we fail to recognize the Sovereign One, we will inevitably fail to recognize what we have been endowed with as creatures of the Creator. Occasionally, there will be times when we must vigorously defend our freedoms. In the face of tyranny, Canadians will rise up to push back against tyrannical policies that infringe upon our rights and freedoms.

Canada, God is calling. God is calling you. Arise from your slumber. Awaken from your dreams. Awaken from your slumber and arise. (e.g., Ephesians 5:14; Romans 13:11)

If we were to begin to awaken and recognize the source of our freedoms, who is the Sovereign One and the Creator of each individual, we can begin to acknowledge who we are in relation to the Sovereign. As Canadians, we are blessed to be subjects of the Sovereign One, the holy and mighty one of Heaven and Earth. Our hope as Canadians is that each person, each citizen, either naturalized or born by birth, come to a full awakening as recipients to one’s natural rights and freedoms. This is part of our destiny. May this destiny be manifested fully one day.

[added video link]: The last living signatory of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms:
Honourable Brian Peckford, former Premier of Newfoundland

Ten Commandments: Do not slander

Moses gave one of the Ten Commandments: “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (Exodus 20:16).

Lawyers use terms like libel, defamation or false witness. Today, we tend to use words like lie, smear, vilify, and character assassination. The term slander isn’t used as widely these days.

16th century theologian Martin Luther said: “this commandment pertains to public courts of justice, where on may accuse and malign a poor, innocent man and crush him by means of false witness, so that consequently he may suffer punishment in body, property, or honor.

Luther also said, “Every report, then, that cannot be adequately proved is false witness. Therefore, no one should publicly assert as truth what is not publicly substantiated.” (Large Catechism, Book of Concord, 1529). Claims must be substantiated or proven. Our courts of law still need substantiated evidence.

In 1529, Luther taught about speaking truthfully in court. Today, it can still apply to all people, yes, even to politicians. It reminds us to refrain from bad behaviour like slander, character assassination, malignment, vilification, and defamation of another.

During the Freedom Convoy in Ottawa, Canadian truckers were standing up for their freedoms. They were rallying in protest for the federal government to drop the vaccination mandates. Mandates had affected their livelihood and ability to drive their long-haul trucks across the U.S.-Canada border. It affected their income, their ability to work, their ability to pay their mortgages on their homes, and loans on their rigs. Many lost their work and ability to support their families. Truckers are down-to-earth hard-working folks. They are now forced into a very vulnerable situation. They were also ignored by this prime minister, Justin Trudeau.

As we watched the news and heard Trudeau slander these peaceful truckers and protesters, I was horrified and could not believe my ears. He had slandered the truckers as racists, misogynists, nazis, etc. I had never heard slander to such a degree from the mouth of a prime minister. His words have divided the people of Canada on a national level. This has caused irreparable damage and this is exacerbated by a misuse of powers when he invoked the Emergencies Act (or War Measures Act). This was urged on by his deputy prime minister Chrystia Freeland in order to promote World Economic Forum’s globalist agenda.

It was hurtful to listen to this kind of rhetoric from mainstream media (or legacy media). My response was shock, horror, and sadness. I was very disgusted and disappointed with Prime Minister Trudeau and with the mainstream media. I was not alone. Millions of other Canadians and Americans also feel this way. Today, I have switched off mainstream news almost completely. There is a deep sense of betrayal, like as if a knife has been stabbed in the backs of the people. A large portion of people across Canada, vaccinated or unvaccinated, feel they have been betrayed by Trudeau and this government.

Moreover, the legacy/mainstream media are not doing their job in holding the government accountable. They are supposed to do what they were trained to do in journalism school. Mainstream media and journalists seem more akin to state propaganda than the fifth estate. They are now controled by Trudeau and is not effective in holding the government accountable. Democracy has waned to its lowest point in this nation’s history and is in desperate need of good governance.

These mandates (federal/provincial/state) have divided people, co-workers, friends and families. They’ve been very harmful to national unity. It weakens a nation. It has pitted one group against another. It has cast a superior attitude of the vaccinated against the unvaccinated. Science has now shown that the vaccinated are not immune to transmission of the virus. Each person, vax’d or unvax’d, can all transmit the coronavirus to others. We need to see each other as equals again. All citizens want and deserve equal access to work, to all services, and to travel across borders.

We can never go wrong when we portray others in a truthful and honest way. The golden rule is to treat others the way we would want to be treated. To go a step above this is to treat others as they would want to be treated. Truckers wish to be treated with respect, fairness and dignity. They want to be heard.

This commandment of “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” is an ethic that needs to be reviewed and taught in our universities and colleges again. It is not an archaic teaching. It is as relevant for today as it was four thousand years ago.

Vilifying good people who protest peacefully will potentially bring grave repercussions—no matter how much one might disagree with the others’ views. Falsely slandering others is libellous, and defamatory. It is character assassination. It is blatantly dishonest and divides a people, relationships, society and a nation.

Will there be a strong Canada in the near future? Nobody knows. Good people must take a stand. Good people must come out to take up space on the political landscape. Good people must come out to bring order and good governance. Otherwise, Canada’s future will be hanging in the balance.

The Catastrophe of Canada | Rex Murphy and Jordan B Peterson