Dear Mr. Editor:
The use of flags to show jurisdictions and contracts has been with mankind for a long time.
When you capture the other guy’s flag and put yours up, you have captured the other guy’s territory and put it under the law (Constitution) of your flag. As a proof of this fact, observe the supremacy of the flag of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II over the national flag of Canada within Canada.
The Law of the Flag is an international law. It is recognized by every nation on the planet and defined as: “. . . a rule to the effect that a vessel is a part of the territory of the nation whose flag she flies.”
The term is used “to designate the rights under which a ship owner, who sends his vessel into a foreign port, gives notice by his flag to all who enter into contracts with the ship master that he intends the Law of the Flag to regulate those contracts, and that they must either submit to its operation or not contract with him or his agent at all.”
Technically, every object (piece of paper, credit card, driver’s licence, etc.) is a vessel in the sea of space and the written words on it are the cargo of that particular vessel. Even you, who live in a “township” with your “citizenship” papers.
By the doctrine of “four cornering,” the flag establishes the law of the country that it represents.
For example, the embassies of foreign countries are “four-cornered” by walls or fencing, creating an “enclave.” Within the boundaries of that “enclave” of the foreign embassy, the flag of that foreign country establishes the jurisdiction and law of that foreign country that will be enforced by the Law of the Flag and international treaty.
If you enter an embassy, you will be subject to the laws of that country. Just as if you board a ship that is flying a foreign flag, you will be subject to the laws of that flag, enforceable by the master of the ship (captain), under the law of the flag.
Mr. Paul Martin (a British agent, according to his oath) knows this international law. Consequently, at least on one of his ships he had (has?) another nation’s flag.
Outside of Canada, nobody pays Canadian income tax. Canada has no jurisdiction on vessels that don’t fly the Canadian flag. Very simple and it is also legal!
Perhaps, Mr. Martin (as a good leader) is giving an example for all Canadians how to avoid paying Canadian income tax. With this in mind, it would be beneficiary for all Canadians to elect such a knowledgeable lawyer, who can make your life more prosperous, by telling you how you also can keep all that tax money legally, so you can quit one of your three part-time jobs and have a better quality life.
What? He didn’t tell you how to do it? Well, what can one expect from a lawyer politician these days anyway! Certainly not morals or ethics!
“When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.” Plato
Fort Frances, Ont.
Dear Mr. Editor: