An election doesn’t validate the “we” or “us” pronouns.
If you speak in the name of all Canadians, then I can only assume you have the consent of every Canadian.
It may be called the “Canadian Cancer Society,” but my endorsement shouldn’t be tacitly implied because I am a Canadian.
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation doesn’t speak for all Canadians, nor does the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, or Health Canada.
By using the term “Canada” or “Canadian,” these organizations hide behind collective camouflage.
But what about Health Canada? Surely, as a bureau commissioned by elected members of parliament who represent Canadians, the bureaucracy and subsequent doling out of “goods” doesn’t mean that the organization speaks for all Canadians.
As does the government of Canada, where an implicit “social contract” overrules the need for actual contracts, validating intergenerational taxation of income, property, and inheritance, as well as state centralization of education and health care goods and services.
The only remedy isn’t voting.
The federal government can use the productive output of the population as collateral on an ever-growing “public” debt.
They can buy off present-living Canadians by borrowing from the anticipated wealth of their descendants.
The bloated bureaucracy posed to benefit from the increased spending surely have no qualms about running up the nation’s credit card.
These aren’t investments for “infrastructure” any more than Soviet central planning was economically productive.
What’s seen are new roads, more hospital beds, and promises for better pensions. What is unseen is the wealth destruction that takes place, where entrepreneurs are crowded out and consumers are robbed of a more rational use of resources.
The government has no money of its own, it can only collect and spend.
Entrepreneurs rely on mutual exchange, where capital is accumulated, where actions are bound by supply and demand.
A “mixed economy” brings corruption of not only people but to the means to wealth.
And if you make it clear that they don’t consent? Tough luck. This is how things work in modern democracies.
Special interests are well-funded, coordinated, and better able to influence political decisions than your average voter.
Meanwhile, individuals and families, as consumers, producers, and savers, suffer the same fate as they did under past governments.
Except now there is less public opposition since Justin is not Stephen Harper.
Life and commerce, regulated by state control boards and bureaus, satisfy the sensibilities of the predominant special interests and the indifferent majority.
The only remedy is the inherent economic failures of socialism.
There is a "right" to revolution and all it takes is a little education in the ideas of free markets and liberty.