Monday, 26 April 2010

Constitutional Cononundrums Come May

What of a Hung Parliament?

There appears to be something overlooked here, namely the question of who is the Sovereign and who is the servant. As Sovereign the Queen may do as She pleases [that includes any appointment] for as long as she acts within the perimeters of Her Coronation Covenant.

Parliaments may only consent to Bills pursuant to a Royal Decree under the Petition of Rights, 1628. It cannot enact law. It is interesting to note that governments, courts, and Parliament uphold their right under the Petition of Rights, but deny the inviolable birthrights of the People under same.

Constitutional practices and conventions count for naught as they do not make for law, and often violate the same.

Only a King or Queen enjoys Divine Right to reign and govern (Constitutional Monarchy and the Established Church of England), not any Parliament or any Minister of State. The latter are only elected by the People as Members of Parliament and become Minister of State by appointment and choice of the Sovereign. As such they only at best enjoy delegated authority, which can be lawfully repealed by the Sovereign at any time. That is to say if one applies the Law of the Land ('legem terrae' or the European version 'lex terrae').

In 1297, this term was used in the Magna Carta. The most famous clause of Magna Carta states: "No Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the Land." You see, we already had a 'Human Rights Act' 700 years before the present nonsense came into existence.

1 comment:

Witterings from Witney said...

Nice 13th, will link later