R v Thistlewood 1820 establishes that destroying the “constitution” of the United Kingdom is an act of treason.
The Treason Act 1795 clearly states that to engage in actions “tending to the overthrow of the laws, government and happy constitution” of the United Kingdom, is an act of treason.
To deny/denounce “the British constitution” publicly is sedition which is a very serious crime.
We should currently be living in a constitutionally limited Monarchy with a democratic process of re-election of Parliament. However, most people do not even know we have a Constitution.
The British Constitution is not written in a single article like the US version, it is spread over several documents, including various treaties, bills, declarations and sworn oaths. It appears fragmented as it was developed over many generations through a long process of evolution as a result of many difficult lessons of our People. Subsequent foreign national constitutions were able to draw upon the wisdom of the British Constitution and develop singular constitutional documents for ease of understanding. In fact, our Constitution is the grandfather of the constitutions of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India.
The laws of the British Constitution are the ultimate and most powerful laws of this land which protect our liberty, rights to self-governance, and limit the powers of the Government; including judicial, legislative and executive powers. For example, the British Constitution maintains the imperative right of Britons to a trial by our peers, a right to redress, and our right to enforce these constitutional laws. Even the Queen is subordinate to our constitutional laws and is lawfully bound by the Coronation Oath to uphold and protect the Constitution of the People.
Essentially, the British Constitution was designed to keep the executive and governing bodies in check. Alas, thanks to modern methods of money generation and greed, the rot and corruption of our system of government has penetrated surprisingly deeply over the last hundred years, slowly but surely obfuscating our British Constitution and its People-protecting powers. What can the People do to stop this downward spiraling state of affairs? Know your British Constitution and the rights that it gives to you. Insist upon its enforcement.
The Constitutional Laws of our country are the most important and powerful laws that we have. However, we can only use these laws and protect them if we know of them and insist upon their use. Unfortunately, as you’ve probably figured out, a very long-term and elaborate plot exists which is deceiving the majority of their rights in an attempt to subvert the British Constitution.
In a nutshell, our Constitution was designed to protect our human rights. It was the first Human Rights law, although much more powerful than an ‘Act’ of parliament because it’s an immutable law which was designed by the people and cannot be lawfully taken away from the people without completely transparent, lawful and democratic consent, or defeat by open war. Our Constitution is, in fact, the grandfather of the constitutions of the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India. It is the ultimate law of the land, designed to keep the executive and governing bodies in check.
ALL true law in Britain and the commonwealth is protected by the constitution which was created by the people’s uprisings against tyranny in the past. The law has been created by the people over many generations and includes various treaties, Bills, Declarations and sworn Oaths. We the people agreed with the law in its proper state which is why we are only policed by consent, or supposed to be. Our parliament and the Queen are subordinate to the Constitution, and the Monarch is lawfully bound by the Coronation Oath to uphold and protect the Constitution of the people. Failure of the Monarch to protect the Constitution is an act of Treason against the people. Any attempt made by a minister of parliament to deceive the Monarch regarding the process of assent of legislation is a crime of sedition or potentially treason. Treason is the most serious breach of law on this land. The Constitutional Law cannot be changed by parliament; it can only be changed via a constitutional convention of the people.
What forms the Constitution?
Here is some of the main parts of the British Constitution:
- The Dome – (Alfred the Great, 886)
- The Charter of Liberties – (Henry I, 1100)
- Magna Carta – (John, 1215)
- The Statute of Treason, Provisors and Praemunire – (Edward III, 1351)
- Statute of Praemunire – (Richard II, 1392)
- Act of Supremacy – (Elizabeth I, 1559)
- Union of the Crowns (James VI, 1603)
- Petition of Rights – (Charles I, 1628)
- The Grand Remonstrance (1641)
- The Coronation Oath Act (1688)
- Declaration of Rights, The Claim of Right Act & The Bill of Rights (William III, 1689)
- The Act of Settlement (William III, 1700/1)
- The Union with Scotland Act (Anne, 1706)
- The Treaty of Union (Anne 1707)
886 Alfred the Great – The Dome – Constitutional Common Law was first codified by Alfred the Great (reigned 871-899), the Saxon King of Wessex who laid the foundations of what would become the Kingdom of England. In doing so, he compiled the laws and customs of the nation into the “Liber Judicialis”, based upon the Ten Commandments and The Golden Rule – “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. Alfred took all the best laws from all the kingdoms under his rule and brought them together and recorded them in the ‘Dome’.
1100 Henry I – Charter of Liberties – Henry believed he ruled by divine right which was promoted by the Catholic Church. He was forced by the Barons to issue this Charter which was a restatement of Alfred’s laws. A law to bind the Monarch to certain laws regarding the treatment of nobles, church officials, and individuals.
1215 King John – Magna Carta – The Magna Carta is an affirmation of common law based on principles of natural justice. Historically, Common Law alone did not provide full protection against tyrannical injustices. King John, who reigned from 1199-1216, was famous as one of the evilest monarchs in Britain’s history, leading to the baronial revolt towards the end of his reign and the subsequent formation of a more powerful and far- reaching level of lawful protection for the people. A new peace treaty was written and sealed at Runnymede, near Windsor, on 15 June 1215. Its full name was the Magna Carta Libertatum (Medieval Latin for “the Great Charter of the Liberties”), now commonly called the Magna Carta.
Its fundamental aim was and remains to provide lasting protection to the people against a repeat of such tyranny. The security clause (Ch.61) was first used prior to the 1688 Glorious Revolution. This involved the overthrow of King James II of England (James VII of Scotland and James II of Ireland) by a union of English Parliamentarians with the Dutch stadtholder William III of Orange-Nassau (William of Orange). The Magna Carta affirmed the right of the people to such things as trial by jury, protection from excessive fines, protection from unlawful governance and the right to lawfully rebel against an unconstitutional government.
“No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, nor will we proceed with force against him except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land. To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.”
– Magna Carta
Our inalienable rights and liberties are clearly stated in these written contracts. It is also true that many of our unwritten rights are equally valid. One obvious example is the right to free speech, for which, unlike the U.S. Constitution, there is no written provision within the British Constitution.
It is sometimes mistakenly believed that most of the Magna Carta has been repealed. These claims are only relevant to the less significant Statute version. In 1297 the Model Parliament added the Magna Carta in statute law. Much of this statute has indeed since been repealed. Yet while Parliament can repeal or amend any Acts of Parliament (Statutes), it was not a party to the original Common Law contract of the 1215 Magna Carta and cannot amend or repeal it lawfully, and thus its original provisions remain very much intact today.
The Magna Carta 1215 is a Peace Treaty, not an Act of Parliament. Like all treaties, it cannot be repealed. As a contract or covenant between sovereign and subjects, it can be breached only by one party or the other, but even in the breach, it still stands. It is a mutual, binding agreement of indefinite duration. Any breach merely has the effect of giving the offended party rights of redress. The Queen referred to the Magna Carta as a peace treaty in a speech in New Zealand in 1997.
If you do your own research of the Magna Carta and you will quickly become aware of the efforts being made to obfuscate its modern validity.
1216 Henry III – Henry de Bracton of the King’s Bench made several rulings which prevented the Sovereign from acting unjustly. One of his rulings was that, ‘he is beneath the law for it is by the law that he becomes King’ Another was, ‘In England we have the rule of law; unjust laws are not laws.’
1351 Edward III – The Statute of Treason, Provisors and Praemunire – In 1366 the Pope demanded the back payment of his 1000 marks per year. Edward asked the Bishops then the Lords and then the Commons what he should do? They unanimously told the Pope he would not be getting the money. Under English Law the sovereign only holds England in trust for their successors. Edward was also King of France and as such could have no say in how England was governed.
Clement Atlee illegally repealed the Statute of Provisors with the 1948 Criminal Law Revision Act thus paving the way for membership of the EEC and allowing disposal of English assets to a foreign power. This was an act of treason. The following were a violation of the above Statute.
In 1910 the House of Lords rejected Asquith’s Finance Bill because it was unfair to the public. Asquith then created the Parliament Act 1911 by threatening the House of Lords with closure. King Edward VII refused Royal Assent because it removed protection from the people. However, Edward died shortly after and the new King George V was ‘informed’ that he could not use the Royal Prerogatives without the backing of a Government Minister. Since 1960 the Royal Assent has been granted by a committee of 5 Barons appointed by the government of the day to give what has become known as the automatic assent. This is of course unconstitutional.
In 1999 Tony Blair put through the House of Lords Act which was to remove all but 92 hereditary peers. Certain politicians plan to replace the House of Lords with an elected senate. Restricting the hereditary peers from playing their part in government were acts of treason.
1392 Richard II – Statute of Praemunire – This statute prevented foreign laws being imported and the drawing out of English people to face foreign courts.
Harold Wilson repealed this statute in the ‘Criminal Law Act 1967’ allowing the Heath Government to place our courts under the dominion of the EEC. This was an act of treason.
1559 Elizabeth I – Act of Supremacy – This Act contains an oath of which this is part, ‘…no foreign prince, person, state or potentate, hath or ought to have any power, jurisdiction, superiority, supremacy, or authority ecclesiastical or spiritual in this realm’. This Act clearly shows that we are not to tolerate any attempt to allow any kind of foreign interference in our affairs.
Edward Heath committed treason when he set up a conspiracy in violation of this Act, to submit our sovereignty to the EEC. By default, every succeeding Government has also committed treason in continuing with EU membership.
1628 Charles I – Petition of Rights – The King was presented with a Petition of Rights which was a restatement of Alfred’s laws, including our right to criticise government.
1641 The Grand Remonstrance – This was a request by Parliament asking the King to rule by law. Charles refused, was tried for treason and beheaded.
1688 The Coronation Oath Act – The Coronation Oath is the freely taken and mutual covenant between the Monarch and the People of Britain. During the Coronation ceremony, the People effectively elect the Monarch, and in return, the Monarch swears the Coronation Oath. This oath includes the promise to “cause Law and Justice in Mercy to be Executed”. It is therefore the Monarch’s promise to preserve our Law, especially our Constitutional Law.
Six British Monarchs have been deposed in one form or another, having been deselected for their failure to maintain the rights and liberties of the People. They were Ethelred, Richard II, Henry VI, Charles I (executed), James II and Edward VIII and Elizabeth II (2001).
1603 James VI – Union of the Crowns Act – The Union of the Crowns was the accession of James VI, King of the Scots, to the thrones of England and Ireland, and the consequential unification for some purposes (such as overseas diplomacy) of the three realms under a single monarch on 24 March 1603. The Union of Crowns followed the death of Elizabeth I of England — the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty, who was James’s unmarried and childless first cousin twice removed.The Union was a personal/dynastic union, with the Crown of Scotland remaining both distinct and separate—despite James’s best efforts to create a new “imperial” throne of “Great Britain”. However, England and Scotland would continue to be sovereign states, sharing a monarch with Ireland (with an interregnum in the 1650s during the republican unitary state of the Commonwealth and the Protectorate), until the Treaty of Union of 1707 during the reign of the last Stuart Monarch, Queen Anne.
1688 William III – Declaration of Rights – Following the Glorious Revolution, William of Orange was chosen to rule England by the true representatives of the people. He asked the politicians how the Citizens wanted to be governed. This produced the Declaration of Rights. The Bill of Rights – The new Parliament immediately passed the Declaration of Rights into statute law called the Bill of Rights. This contained two codicils, the first stating that any amendment after 23 September 1689 was unlawful. The second was that the Bill was for all time as it can be changed only by representatives of the people meeting together again.
The following section of the Bill of Rights is taken from www.statutelaw.gov.uk. It states the following:
“And I doe declare That noe Forreigne Prince Person Prelate, State or Potentate hath or ought to have any Jurisdiction Power Superiority Preeminence or Authoritie Ecclesiasticall or Spirituall within this Realme Soe helpe me God.”
In other words, the British may not be ruled in any way, shape or form by any foreign entity. So, it can clearly be seen that every EU treaty imposed upon us by Parliament, is unconstitutional. Here is the evidence that our present Monarch has unfortunately for some reason broken her Coronation Oath, by giving Royal Assent to these treaties.
The third was the Scottish Claim of Right 1689. The the Scottish politicians needed to find a way out of the current situation, James was not well loved in the Scotland and his removal to France meant that he was unlikely to be able to be an effective monarch of the nation ever again. The Parliament in Edinburgh decided to take a different approach and in April 1689 the published this Claim of Right and a list of grievances, which they declared King James had acted in contradiction of. This thereby allowed the Scottish Parliament the excuse it needed to declare King James VII’s reign at an end and this it did on the 11th of April. The acceptance of the Claim of Right took place exactly one month later, the same day that William and Mary were crowned in London as English monarchs their joint reign in Scotland officially began.
The pertinent parts of the Act were that no Catholic could ever sit upon the throne of Scotland, which was in line with the laws enacted in English Bill of Rights also. Also no king or Queen was allowed to exercise their regal authority without first swearing a coronation oath as agreed to by the Parliament of Scotland.
The oath used for William and Mary was approved by the Scottish Parliament in April 1689 and the text was as follows:
WE William and Mary, King and Queen of Scotland, faithfully promise and swear, by this our solemn Oath, in presence of the Eternal God, that during the whole Course of our Life we will serve the same Eternal God, to the uttermost of our Power, according as he has required in his most Holy Word, revealed and contained in the New and Old Testament; and according to the same Word shall maintain the true Religion of Christ Jesus, the preaching of his Holy Word, and the due and right Ministration of the Sacraments, now received and preached within the Realm of Scotland; and shall abolish and gainstand all false Religion contrary to the same, and shall rule the People committed to our Charge, according to the Will and Command of God, revealed in his aforesaid Word, and according to the laudable Laws and Constitutions received in this Realm, no ways repugnant to the said Word of the Eternal God; and shall procure, to the utmost of our power, to the Kirk of God, and whole Christian People, true and perfect Peace in all time coming. That we shall preserve and keep inviolate the Rights and Rents, with all just Privileges of the Crown of Scotland, neither shall we transfer nor alienate the same; that we shall forbid and repress in all Estates and Degrees, Reif, Oppression and all kind of Wrong. And we shall command and procure, that Justice and Equity in all Judgments be kept to all Persons without exception, us the Lord and Father of all Mercies shall be merciful to us. And we shall be careful to root out all Heretics and Enemies to the true Worship of God, that shall be convicted by the true Kirk of God, of the aforesaid Crimes, out of our Lands and Empire of Scotland. And we faithfully affirm the Things above-written by our solemn Oath.”
1700/1 William III – The Act of Settlement – This constitutional statute was passed in 1701 to settle the succession to the English and Irish crowns on Protestants only. The next Protestant in line to the throne was the Electress Sophia of Hanover, a granddaughter of James VI of Scotland and I of England. After her the crowns would descend only to her non-Roman Catholic heirs.The act was prompted by the failure of King William III and Queen Mary II, as well as of Mary’s sister Queen Anne, to produce any surviving children, and the Roman Catholic religion of all other members of the House of Stuart. The line of Sophia of Hanover was the most junior among the Stuarts, but consisted of convinced Protestants. Sophia died on 8 June 1714, before the death of Queen Anne on 1 August 1714. On Queen Anne’s death, Sophia’s son duly became King George I and started the Hanoverian dynasty in Britain. The act played a key role in the formation of the Kingdom of Great Britain. England and Scotland had shared a monarch since 1603, but had remained separately governed countries. The Scottish parliament was more reluctant than the English to abandon the House of Stuart, members of which had been Scottish monarchs long before they became English ones. English pressure on Scotland to accept the Act of Settlement was one factor leading to the parliamentary union of the two countries in 1707.
Under the Act of Settlement anyone who became a Roman Catholic, or who married one, became disqualified to inherit the throne. The act also placed limits on both the role of foreigners in the British government and the power of the monarch with respect to the Parliament of England. Some of those provisions have been altered by subsequent legislation. Article 4 of this Act also granted birthrights to all subjects within the Commonwealth:
“whereas the laws of England are the birthright of the People thereof” – Article IV
Along with the Bill of Rights 1689, the Act of Settlement remains today one of the main constitutional laws governing the succession not only to the throne of the United Kingdom, but to those of the other Commonwealth realms, whether by assumption or by patriation. The Act of Settlement cannot be altered in any realm except by that realm’s own parliament and, by constitutional convention, only with the consent of the people of all the other realms, as it touches on the succession to the shared crown.
The Act of Settlement (1700/1) remains today one of the moat fundamental constitutional statutes governing the succession to not only the throne of the United Kingdom, but also to those of the other Commonwealth realms. For example, in Canada, the whole act was incorporated verbatim into the country’s constitution. Before the Union, the Act affected the single throne of England; after the Union, the Act affected the single throne of Great Britain.
1706 Queen Anne – The Union with Scotland Act and Union – The Acts of Union were two Acts of Parliament: the Union with Scotland Act 1706 passed by the Parliament of England, and the Union with England Act passed in 1707 by the Parliament of Scotland. They put into effect the terms of the Treaty of Union that had been agreed on 22 July 1706, following negotiation between commissioners representing the parliaments of the two countries. By the two Acts, the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland—which at the time were separate states with separate legislatures, but with the same monarch—were, in the words of the Treaty, “United into One Kingdom by the Name of Great Britain”
1707 Queen Anne – The Treaty of Union – In 1707, under the terms of the Treaty of Union, England and Scotland became a single state – the United Kingdom of Great Britain – and the parliaments of both England and Scotland were replaced by a single ‘Parliament of Great Britain’. The arrangements for establishing the new parliament were set out in Article 22 of the Treaty. The wording of the Treaty made no mention of the closure of the Scottish Parliament, but the detailing of an entirely new scheme for the representation of Scotland left no doubt that the new Parliament was in fact to consist of the Parliament at Westminster with the addition of Scottish representatives.
Other constitutional rights include:
● The right to petition the Monarch
● The right to free speech
● Free men cannot be imprisoned without due process of law
● The Government cannot arrest anyone for disagreeing with the Government’s policies
● Habeas corpus is not to be denied (innocent until proven guilty, and your right to report unlawful detention to a court)
● No person will be compelled to make loans to the King, and there will be no tax without the approval of Parliament
● Soldiers and sailors will not be billeted on civilians
● Government will not impose martial law during peacetime
● No one can be fined prior to conviction
● Presumption against self-incrimination
● The right to obtain redress and/or maintain these laws and;
● The right to bear arms.
The Invocation of Article 61 of the Magna Carta 1215.
On 23rd March 2001, a fundamental aspect of our Constitutional law was triggered, yet the majority of the British people do not know about it, even today sixteen years later. This was invoked in response to very serious corruption at the highest levels of authority in this country, a group of highly honorable peers from the House of Lords were forced to use our most fundamental rights granted under the 1215 Magna Carta to urge the Queen to redress several infringements of our Constitutional Law by members of parliament. Their petition, presented under the security clause of our great Constitution, Article 61 Magna Carta, urged the Queen to withhold Royal Assent from the Nice Treaty which unlawfully gave imperative rights of self-governance away to foreign powers. The petition was sanctioned by Leolin Price Q.C. and had the backing of 65 peers from the House of Lords, led by Lord Ashbourne.
If we are unhappy with the manner in which we are governed, we have no right to a remedy until we are willing to act in our own defence. We must demand that our government, our politicians, and our monarch fulfill their oaths. If they fail, we must demand to know why and ask others to ask the same questions.
The next time you come into contact with a politician please test their knowledge of the British Constitution. Simply test whether he/she is even aware that Britain has a constitution. How can a member of parliament represent the public without a healthy knowledge of the basic constitutional laws which limit the powers of parliament to govern? It should be made a legal requirement that all members of parliament should pass an assessment of their knowledge of the British Constitution before they are able to run for election.