Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why does the CHP exist?
A. The CHP was founded after the Charter of Rights and Freedoms came into existence. Today the CHP is the only Federal party that acknowledges that, "Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of Law." This refers to the God of the Bible, who's inspired words are etched into the very stones of Parliament.
The CHP recognizes that the English Common Law was developed from the Magna Carta, which at its very heart recognizes that there is a higher law--found in the Bible--which even the Crown must obey. William Blackstone, who's "Commentaries on the English Common Law" was for two hundred years the textbook of every law school in the English-speaking world, wrote that, "No enactment of man can be considered law unless it accords with the Law of God." If Canadians continue to dismiss this Higher law, and consider the CHP old fashioned in our hyper-modern era, our nation will continue to rot.
The CHP believes with total conviction that from the supremacy of God we derive the transcendent, immutable, standards needed to justly govern every aspect of society.
Q. What about vote splitting?
A. In a healthy, functioning, democratic state, 'vote splitting' is simply democracy working the way it should! Everyone has the right to vote for their candidate of choice, and the votes get split between the candidates. The problem in Canada, unfortunately , is that we still use the First-Past-the-Post electoral system, which does not accurately reflect voter's wishes when there are more than two candidates running in an election. We still await the implementation of Proportional Representation to help our voting system to truly work. Once that happens, one can argue that every vote truly counts. Please visit Fair Vote Canada's website to learn more!
Often we heard the argument, "I must vote Conservative to get the Liberals out. The CHP is splitting the right-wing vote, thus hurting the cause of getting rid of the Liberals." Let me tell you that:
- The Conservatives are really small "l" liberals. In the Conservative Party of Canada's constitution, there is no acknowledgment of the Supremacy of God.
- The CPC refuses to deal with the defense of innocent life.
- The CPC's stance of the defense of traditional Marriage is weak--they support same-sex civil-unions. They also state that it is the responsibility of Parliament to decide what constitutes Marriage. Wrong! The definition of Marriage predates the existence of any form of government.
- Every vote for the CHP speaks volumes--loud and clear. The citizens of Canada supporting our party have a clear vision of what Canada really needs. In fact, both the CPC and the Liberals has been listening to what we have to say. Our "voice in the wilderness" needs to be heard so that our Nation will wake up.
- Ultimately, every citizen of this country is responsible for how they vote--not to man, but to God. This may sound pietistic or dogmatic, but at the end of the day, you are indeed accountable to the Higher order.
Let's surprise the Nation by voting CHP'ers into Parliament.
Q. What about the Separation of Church and State?
A. The power structures of the Church and State must remain separate, always.
However, this phrase is commonly interpreted to mean that Biblical truth and the State must remain separate. Wrong! The State needs to be guided by Biblical truth. It is the lack of this moral guide that has led to the current corruption and moral drift of our Parliament.
Not only does government need to be guided by religious beliefs, but every government is guided by some set of religious beliefs, because it is impossible to separate religion from politics. Every law you make -- on marriage, on murder, on family taxation and childcare, on guns -- reflects an ethical system which, by necessity, grows out of religious convictions of some kind.
Our current government is guided by a religion called "Secular Humanism." Frankly, the reason most people stumble on the separation of Church and State issue is that most people fail to recognize this! It's not a questions of "Religion, or no religion?", it's a question of "Which religion?" There is no such thing as a ethical vacuum; there always is some ethical system that guides decisions in the public square.
Secular Humanism teaches that there is no absolute truth, no absolute right, no absolute wrong. Basically, we can make up any kind of law we want to, and live our lives by any lack-of-standard we want to. It is this belief that is rotting out Parliament, and it is this believe that will eventually rot out Canada. It's time to start on the cure! Parliament needs to again be guided by Biblical truth. Canada needs to vote CHP'ers into Parliament.
Now let me address the other side of this question, about how much a Church group can be active politically:
In Canada's constitution, there is no specific law requiring the separation of Church and State. It is only the tax-exempt status of Churches and charitable organizations that require them not to be politically active.
The tax exempt status has caused the church to be quiet with regards to government activities. The church has been apathetic and allowed a small part of our population to rapidly move their agenda through Parliament and the courts, to the point that now we wonder how we got into this mess! We must stand up for the basic Christian values and principles that we believe are needed for our nation. If that means we forgo our tax exempt status--please forgo it! We need to be brave enough to speak up now. The task of the state is to maintain order so that the Church can do it's duties, including being the conscience of the nation.
Q. What is a Christian's duty in the political sphere?
A. As a Christian I believe that the God of the Bible must be sovereign over all spheres of life, including the individual, the family, the church, the government, as well as all the other structures in our society. Therefore, we must stand up and speak our Christian convictions in the public square. We must vote with these same principles! I will conclude with what Abraham Kuyper, former Prime Minister of Holland, has to say:
When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin. You must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and foe with all the fire of your faith.