We are approaching the tenth anniversary of the present Queen and her “evil councilors” being served with a lawful petition raised by a committee of 25 Barons exercising their right under Chapter 61 of Magna Carta to order her not to give Royal Assent to the statute which gave effect to the Nice Treaty in 2001.
The Barons were concerned about surrendering powers to the European Union which threatened, amongst other things, to introduce an alien system of criminal justice, abolish the ancient British rights of habeas corpus and trial by jury, and allow onto British soil men-at-arms from other countries with powers of enforcement thereby subverting the rights and liberties of her loyal subjects.
The 40 days allowed by Magna Carta for The Sovereign to respond have long since passed. The purported “statute” was passed and assented to. All the infringements of common law rights that the Barons Committee warned about have come to pass. The right and duty of all loyal citizens to enter into lawful rebellion remains until a constitutional convention including representatives of all the estates of The Realm decides otherwise.
As Winston Churchill once said …
and when in subsequent ages the state, swollen with its own authority, has attempted to ride roughshod over the rights and liberties of the subject it is to this doctrine that appeal has again and again been made, and never, as yet, without success.
It is up to the present generation to do our part to pass on our inheritance intact.