Kingship & Constitution
John Bingley presentation to the British Constitution Group
THE GOLDEN PRINCIPLES of the British Constitution
- Sovereignty is the inalienable birthright of the people,entrusted to the Monarch and administered by Parliament which has no lawful authority ever to breach, surrender, lend ortransfer (even temporarily) sovereignty except when conqueredin war.
- No one (neither Monarch, nor Prime Minister, nor any prelate, politician, judge or public servant) is above the Statute and Common Law of the United Kingdom that form the British Constitution (including Magna
Carta , the Declaration and Bill of Rights [1688/89], Acts of Union, Succession and Settlement [1701-07], the Coronation Oath Act ).
- British Citizens have an inalienable right to be governed justly, lawfully and exclusively by their Parliament in Westminster (the Crown, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and freely elected/replaceable representatives in the Commons), all of whom are servants of the people. Parliament's power is not supreme but conditioned by oaths of office under the Constitution.
- No Taxation is lawful without representation, nor may taxes be oppressive, unnecessary, confiscatory or contain double tax (e.g. VAT on petrol tax).
- Trial by Jury, habeas corpus and right of appeal are the inalienable right of all accused persons under British jurisdiction.
- Innocence is presumed unless proved guilty in court.
- No fine or forfeiture before conviction by a court.
- The British Constitution is sworn by solemn oaths of office and/or allegiance to be upheld and defended impartially in perpetuity without exception by the Monarch, ministers, politicians, judges, memberâ€™s of the forces, police and others in authority.
- The Government must always act within limits and constraints imposed by the Constitution; including the making and unmaking of 1aw; it may not diminish or transfer its own power so to act; nor weaken, ignore or override the Constitution whether to serve its own or othersâ€™ ends; it may not suspend or dispense with the law; nor impose harsh or punitive law without cause.
- Constitutional Law takes precedence over administrative law. It may be improved, or expressly repealed if not entrenched; however it may never be supplanted or repealed just by passing a newer statute or administrative instrument.
- British Citizens may petition the Monarch if all other remedies fail, without fear of reprisal or prosecution. The Crown is sworn by oath to protect all subjects from violation of their lawful rights and liberties, retaining the power and the responsibility to ensure redress is exercised.
- Guaranteed Justice. There must be no undue delay in legal proceedings. Immigrants must adhere to British laws and customs. If wronged, British Citizens are entitled to a remedy and to seek redress in law. Punishment must fit the crime and must not be excessive or unusual, such as torture. Judgments must be exercised with compassion and mercy at every level.
- Right to be defended from our enemies.
- Right to defend self, family & property by whatever reasonable means necessary.
- Right to private ownership of property and assets.
- Right to engage in any activity not specifically banned in the national interest.
- Right to associate freely or not to associate with any political party, trade union, or organisation, except those posing a threat to security and interests of the UK.
- Right to freedom of speech, writing and publication.
- Freedom of worship, except the Protestant Succession shall be maintained.
- Royal Prerogative shall be exercised personally by the Sovereign in all Constitutional issues and foreign treaties, never on behalf of the Crown by ministers
- Separation of the Powers between Crown, Executive and Legislature be invariably maintained.
- The Crown shall always retain the absolute right to dissolve and open Parliament; call General Elections; refuse Royal Assent to any Bill that does not enjoy the settled will of Parliament or the interest of the nation or is unconstitutional; receive and act upon public petitions declare war if unavoidable only in self-defense of the United Kingdom and or our vital interests.
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