ALBERTA STATEHOOD PARTY – WHY UNITE WITH THE FIFTY AMERICAN STATES?
ALBERTA STATEHOOD PARTY – WHY UNITE WITH THE FIFTY AMERICAN STATES?
The Canadian Constitution neither authorizes, nor prohibits, secession.
While the province of Newfoundland joined Canada as recently as 1949, Quebec carried out a referendum to secede from Canada in 1995.
More importantly, Canada’s position is that Canada abides by international law. And, the “gold standard” for secession in the international community is a true majority - 50% plus one vote.
In fact, in 2004, the honorable British Parliament ruled that if Scotland wanted to secede, they could do so with a vote of 50% of the people, plus one vote.
The following eleven points, we feel, support the case for Alberta’s lawful secession, and then final admittance into the union of fifty states, as a brand new sister state, under the US Constitution.
EQUALIZATION – Since the 1950’s the Canadian government has stripped $633 billion dollars from Alberta, and handed the provinces’ wealth out to almost all of the other provinces, with Quebec being the chief beneficiary. This scheme represents the single greatest transfer of wealth ever seen in the western hemisphere, throughout history.
So long as this transfer of wealth continues, Albertans will continue to live beneath human dignity, within the confines of their very own country. This ongoing transfer of wealth, carried out directly in the faces of powerless Albertans, reveals how the chains of colonialism are still very real, and still bind the hands and the feet of a people without power.
The American form of government ensures that every state must be self sufficient, in order to attain statehood. And, while every government in the world must impose a system of taxation, the United States was founded upon the principle that every state in the republic must be treated fairly, and equally, no matter how great or small that state might be.
Therefore, the system of forced tribute which Albertans have lived under for more then fifty years would be rendered immoral, unlawful, and un-Constitutional, within the union. For the first time, Alberta would be treated as an equal among fifty sister states. And, this scheme of wealth transfer would come to an end, once and for all.
RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS – The US Constitution states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
Under the US Constitution, the ability to bear arms is guaranteed as a RIGHT. Furthermore, in attaining statehood, the people of Alberta must draft a state constitution. And, the people of the state shall write into their own state constitution a fitting version of the right to bear arms that is both compatible with the US Constitution, and compatible with life within the state.
US CITIZENSHIP – As the world continues to prosper and develop, being granted US citizenship will open up many doors and opportunities, for the people of Alberta. In fact, joining the union and obtaining citizenship will open the door to the possibility of one day having a US President from the Great State of Alberta.
CARBON TAX - The State of Alberta will not impose any type of carbon taxes, unless the people vote upon it, and it is deemed to be the will of the people. Otherwise, the State of Alberta will never impose a carbon tax. Similarly, in the “liberal” state of Washington, carbon tax was put to a vote. And, the “liberal voters” voted “No” to carbon taxes.
A tax such as carbon tax is a choice that the residents of the State of Alberta must make, themselves. By joining the US, the residents will be granted the rights and powers to make these choices, rather than having such choices imposed upon the people, against their very will.
FREEDOM OF SPEECH – “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
As an American state, the people of the State of Alberta will write into their own state constitution the Albertan rendition of the FREEDOM OF SPEECH, that is fully compatible with the US Constitution, as well as fully palatable to the people of Alberta.
ELECTION OF SENATORS – While senators in Canada are appointed, every American state – no matter how great or small – gets to ELECT two Senators, by popular vote, to represent the people of the state. These two Senators are elected for four year terms. There are currently 100 US Senators who represent fifty states. They fill the highest office of the legislative body, the US Senate. As a State, Albertans will be allowed to vote for their own Senators, for the first time in Alberta’s history.
FREE TRADE – The United States is Alberta’s number one trading partner. In fact, in 2019, Alberta exported over $100 billion dollars of products to the USA. The majority of Alberta’s exports are petroleum, or petroleum related. In becoming a state, Alberta will attain both RIGHTS, and VOICE, in the greatest free market in the world. Also, while there are no international guarantees for either pipelines or gaslines crossing international boundaries, as an American state the State of Alberta would simply communicate with her sister states, regarding the creation of pipelines or gaslines. In other words, Alberta would obtain the right to directly broker these agreements with neighboring states.
Also, as a state, Alberta will benefit from the same Constitutional protections that protect the rest of the states of the union. No US President will be able to directly interfere with the economy of the State of Alberta, or exercise authority over either state or private land, in Alberta. This is a Constitutional protection that all American states enjoy. Trade and commerce will be regulated by Alberta, and with her sister states. Also, the State of Alberta will adopt the US dollar, which will contribute to economic stability, as she continues to carry out trade with the other fifty states.
SOVEREIGNTY FROM THE UNITED NATIONS – As a free and sovereign American state, American sovereignty will always take precedence over subservience to the United Nations. The Great State of Alberta will never pay homage to the United Nations.
MILITARY PROTECTION - Alberta will enjoy the full benefit of US military protection. And, the State of Alberta will even arm its own “Alberta National Guard”, under the direction of the Governor of the State.
STATE CONSTITUTION – The people of the State of Alberta will be given the power to draft a state constitution that is reflective of the American form of government, found in the US Constitution. The state constitution will outline three branches of government: Legislative, Judicial, and Executive.
Also, the state constitution will contain a system of checks and balances to ensure that one of the three branches can never deviate too far from the path laid down in the constitution. The state constitution will contain a Bill of Rights for residents of Alberta. And, the State of Alberta Bill of Rights will be derived from the Bill of Rights found in the US Constitution.
STATE OF ALBERTA HEALTHCARE – The people of the State of Alberta will choose their own form of state healthcare, just as every American state has its own version of state healthcare.
These are just a few facets of how statehood will profoundly change the lives of Albertans. Also, while Alberta is already economically reliant upon the United States, Alberta uniquely needs the United States in order to reach her greatest potential.
As analysts like Peter Zeihan have pointed out, the lower 48 states contain all of the rail, pipelines, refineries, ports, and capital, that Alberta will ever need, in order to become the most economically prosperous state in the union.
When Alberta reaches her full potential, she will have a higher GDP than even Texas or California. She will one day become the most prosperous state in the union. And, the chains of colonialism will finally be gone, forever.