Empty promises?

Dear sir:
What is the obligation of the federal government for the welfare of the public?
This might come to you as a surprise, but according to the Privy Council Office, there is nothing in writing that the federal government has any obligation for the welfare of the public.
Every minister, president, governor-general, and clerk within the government has to sign an “Oath of Allegiance” and an “Oath of Office” before employment.
The Oath of Allegiance is as follows: “I, . . ., do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors.”
The Oath of Office reads: “I, . . ., do solemnly and sincerely promise and swear that I will truly and faithfully, and to the best of my skill and knowledge, execute the powers and trusts reposed in me as . . . so help me God.”
Nothing in clear writing. There is not even accountability, let alone responsibility—just promises and swears!
Will those promises put food on the table, provide your children with education, and look after you when you are sick?
Andrew Szell
Fort Frances, Ont.