Most people think the UK has no written constitution, and believe the fundamental principles that bind its government to operating justly, and in subservience to the sovereignty of the people, are merely an oral tradition. This is not true.
The British Constitution is written in the form of the Magna Carta 1215, and although politicians have tried numerous times to discount it, and to write legislation that ‘supersedes’ it, this is unconstitutional! In effect, the politicians in parliament don’t want us to know the facts of our own constitution. If we did, we would grasp the limitations of the power of parliament, and where the actual sovereignty of the people lies.
In this Episode of “Living outside the matrix” I am joined by self-educated constitutionalist, William Keyte, to discover the hidden democratic powers that lie with the people. It appears that in one sense, we already have all the tools we need, its just that they are a well kept secret. If there were greater awareness of the power of the people, and indeed a greater level of public education in general, our freedom would not be under the threat that it is.
Why should you be interested in all this? The answer is because our freedom is under attack, and if you want to retain the freedom you have become accustomed to, we all need to act! Evil is profiting, and advancing its agenda, because good men are doing nothing.
As mentioned, the Magna Carta 1215 is the basic constitutional document, but many researchers have incorrectly interpreted what can be done with it. Things like private courts of the people are not a part of the solution. And Michael O Bernicia is not going to have any effect with his re-written Magna Carta 2020.
There are 3 main checks and balances. One of these rests in the common law trial by jury, in which ordinary people have the power to judge the legislation as well as the guilt of the individual. The another rests with the head of state — the Monarch in the UK — who must check that any legislation is just. The third is the upper house, or house of Lords. The permanently appointed families who’s reputations are at stake in steering the governance of the land. Think what you will about the potential effectiveness of these three.
Sadly, the head of state, here in England, cannot be trusted to scrutinise laws passed by parliament. Recently (May 6th 2023), King Charles 3rd was crowned at Westminster. His oath, pledging that he will govern us justly, is a very carefully written set of words that conceal meaning. Charles is very close buddies with Klaus Schwab, an open advocate of global collectivism. It is impossible for Charles to remain loyal to his pledge to guard the sovereignty of England and the people who live here, and also to be best buddies with the Global collectivist club. You will find in the words of his oath, careful definitions, special definitions, and cunning equivocations that will conceal the deception. It is impossible to reconcile national sovereignty with global collectivism. ‘King’ Charles is a collectivist. But I digress.
All the protective power of the British constitution remains with the power of jury nullification. The ability of the court of conscience to pronounce judgment on the legislation! Education is the key. If people knew of their power they could potentially use it. Sadly ignorance is the order of the day.
All these things and much more is eloquently explained by William Keyte in this interesting conversation.
Kenn D’Oudney has a fabulous website called democracydefined.org where you can learn more about the real powers of democracy in this jury nullification process, rather than in voting once every 4 years or so. Check out Kenn’s book “Democracy defined: The manifesto” on his website.
Here is the Facebook page for the New Chartist Movement https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063077929017
My last recommendation for you, if you are interested, is to watch the 1957 film, “12 angry men“. It a cracking film anyway. I enjoy watching one rational man slowly but logically persuade all the others of the virtue of his case.
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Nigel Howitt, May 2023