Don't Be So Easily Fooled
Stan Says: people have been talking a lot about OUR BILL OF RIGHTS. So, I thought we would set out the logic behind what eminent people have been talking about.
What everyone seems to have forgotten; or do not know; is that “Clause 9” of the “Bill of Rights 1689” is not, ABSOLUTE. Parliaments SUPREMACY relies entirely upon the Peoples Protection provided by the paragraph in the Bill, known as, The Said Rights Claimed. This paragraph is the overall “authority” of that Bill; for it states within its text that it has the authority over all the PREMISES of the Bill. Thus, when and if parliament Prejudice the People the very SUPREMACY of parliament has no legitimacy, in law, at all. Parliament can do nothing that prejudices the rights of the British people.
A primary function of Parliament is to debate and pass resolutions freely on subjects of its own choosing. This is a cornerstone of parliamentary democracy. The performance of this function is secured by the members of each House having the right to say what they will (freedom of speech) and discuss what they will (freedom of debate). These freedoms, the single most important parliamentary privilege, are enshrined in article 9 of the Bill of Rights 1689
The said Rights claimed:
Tender of the Crown.
Regal Power exercised.
Limitation of the Crown.
“And they doe Claime Demand and Insist upon all and singular the Premises as their undoubted Rights and Liberties and that noe Declarations Judgements Doeings or Proceedings to the Prejudice of the People in any of the said Premisses ought in any wise to be drawne hereafter into Consequence or Example. To which Demand of their Rights they are particularly encouraged by the Declaration of this Highnesse the Prince of Orange as being the onely meanes for obtaining a full Redresse and Remedy therein. Haveing therefore an intire Confidence That his said Highnesse the Prince of Orange will perfect the Deliverance soe farr advanced by him and will still preserve them from the Violation of their Rights which they have here asserted and from all other Attempts upon their Religion Rights and Liberties. The said Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons assembled at Westminster doe Resolve That William and Mary Prince and Princesse of Orange be and be declared King and Queene of England France and Ireland and the Dominions thereunto belonging to hold the Crowne and Royall Dignity of the said Kingdomes and Dominions to them the said Prince and Princesse dureing their Lives and the Life of the Survivour of them And that the sole and full Exercise of the Regall Power be onely in and executed by the said Prince of Orange in the Names of the said Prince and Princesse dureing their joynt Lives And after their Deceases the said Crowne and Royall Dignitie of the said Kingdoms and Dominions to be to the Heires of the Body of the said Princesse And for default of such Issue to the Princesse Anne of Denmarke and the Heires of her Body And for default of such Issue to the Heires of the Body of the said Prince of Orange. And the Lords Spirituall and Temporall and Commons doe pray the said Prince and (X3) Princesse to accept the same accordingly.”
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