“Some madness doesn't act mad to begin with, sometimes it will knock politely at the door, and when you let it in, it'll simply sit in the corner without a fuss - and grow.” - Nathan Filer
How does a country descend into a state of madness? I believe it started with “The Charter of Rights and Freedoms.” This Charter was imposed without an individual vote by all the people of the country. Now the people are ruled by a document they did not approve of. The Prime Minister at the time was Pierre Elliot Trudeau.
“…the Charter was a ruse. Trudeau wanted to consolidate power in the Supreme Court of Canada and weaken Parliament.”
The politicians put what they call a “safety clause” into the Charter, just in case the judiciary should subvert it. But this clause is really just a sham to make the people think the Charter has a “safeguard.” Then the impression is created that to use this clause, called-the not-withstanding clause would be a dangerous thing to do and that any politicians daring to use it would do so at their peril. And anyway, one must not imperil “the independence of the judiciary.”
Now the Charter is in place. The media elites trumpet and propagandize that the “people love the charter.” The politicians pompously tell everyone “how great” the charter is, and that no one will be able to “cherry pick rights” from it. The judges say it is a “living tree” and the people have to live or die from the rotten fruit it produces.  
Government and their advisers, lawyers, imposed this Charter upon us. Oh sure, different groups were given input, but at the end of the day the most important part of this process, a referendum by all the people, did not take place. Now we have rule by the judiciary and instead of interpreting the law they are making the law.
“The trouble with law and government is lawyers” Clarence Darrow
Some people, still believing they live in a “democracy,” make reasoned submissions to the Mad Hatters in ermine-trimmed gowns ruling us; however, reasoned submissions cannot be made to dictators nor does reason have any effect on those whose power is all encompassing and their reasoning fraudulent. Therefore, the destroyers of democracy are given credence by people appearing before them. People should not have to argue decency in front of those who would impose decadence. A civilized society should remove those who subvert the Constitution from the bench. 
“This is indisputably Harper’s court. He appointed seven of the nine judges....If the court more and more resembles a runaway train, it is Harper’s train, as it will be Harper’s wreck.” Andrew Coyne, National Post, February 13, 2015.
Now the latest “imperial ruling” from our unelected judicial dictators is that the government bring in a law to “legalize” killing. The cowardly politicians scurried to obey their judicial masters and set up a committee on physician-assisted dying which released a majority report.
Journalist Thomas Walkom with the Toronto Star reported on February 28, 2016 that “The nub of the report is a recommendation that would amend the Criminal Code to let physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners and pharmacists — under special circumstances — kill people.
“Those being killed would be required, in writing if possible, to request their own deaths.” Source: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/02/28/parliamentary-report-takes-a-too-casual-approach-to-doctor-assisted-death-walkom.html
A country that proposes killing as a solution is surely degrading itself and destroying any morals and ethics it might have. Once “legalized killing” starts, it could advance into all parts of society. Killing for peoples’ organs, killing for inheritances, killing of the unwanted, killing of “useless eaters” and on and on this compulsory evil could progress. 
I believe our country is now in a state of ruling madness, and descending ever deeper into the mire of “approved” insanity. Where will it all end and what will be the next “landmark decision” handed down from the “respectable” monsters of madness? For to paraphrase an old saying,
“A country the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.”
Stephen J. Gray
March 3, 2016.
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