In the light of current events Nicholas brings a concept from over ‘the Pond’ which may start coming to the forefront as British people become increasingly distrustful of their representatives, many of whom have been acting in a treasonable capacity.
Section 2: That all power is vested in, and consequently derived from, the people; that magistrates are their trustees and servants and at all times amenable to them.
– Virginia Declaration of Rights (author: George Mason)
The Mises Institute, looking forward to July 4th, has an excellent article today on the influence of George Mason on American constitutional documents. This reading fits nicely into the constitutional musings that have occupied my thoughts this year as our Brexit turmoil continues.
Recently, I have also watched some videos discussing the Glorious Revolution, which produced the English Bill of Rights. The English invited William III to take the crown in order to prevent tyranny, more specifically: Catholic tyranny. Few would dispute the claim that James II’s reign was disastrous – but it does not follow that we can draw the general from the particular. The bad rule of one Catholic does…
View original post 962 more words