Canada and the US do not have the same government. No duh, but why does that matter?
Well, it matters a lot, in fact with the current Canadian government, the US can not take any part of Canada into the union. Why? Well, let us start a book club! First reading, the US constitution!
Too much? Okay well, let’s go with Article four, section four. AHEM.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against InvasionThe United States Constitution, Article four section four.
Sooooo what does that mean? Simple! The leaders of the states must be elected officials. I.E., A Republic. However this poses a significant issue, Canada is not a Republic. It never has been. Truthfully Canada is a Democracy. Well, what is the difference? Well, who is the head of Canada? The Prime Minister? No, if he was then it would be a Republic. No, in a democracy only the issues and laws are made, managed, executed, repelled, etc., are done by Elected officials. However, the head of state does not HAVE to be elected.
The head of state of Canada is Queen Elizabeth II. So naturally, if Canada or any part of Canada, seeking unification with the USA then Canada, or the part leaving, must rid herself of the English Monarchy. Once that has been done, then unification may happen. Unless it was a part of the US or the US itself leaving, then this whole post is pointless. However that highly unlikely.
Now many would wonder, what of the parliamentary system of governance that rules Canada? Well, from my understanding of the law, that could be allowed to stay. I see no issue with it. Hell, it may even help to ease tensions with the electoral college.
If we are to unite in the coming years, we must think of these issues before we even propose the referendum(s). We must make the transition as calm and as comfortable as possible. If not we may fail, and our whole position would be discredited for many years. Thank you for reading, have a great day, don’t hurt yourself, God Bless!