Veronica In Lichfield (6)
Corrections, amendments and notes for this Segment:
6-1: Our Parliamentary System has ALWAYS been ILLEGITIMATE from the word go. Since Common Law = Common Sense (and we are all provided with Common Sense), there is no way that any Parliament could ever IMPROVE on it. The whole concept of 'taking responsibility for telling others what to do' is thoroughly illegitimate. There is nothing to stop GUIDELINES being issued, by some 'central authority'. But there is nothing to stop individuals using their own Common Sense is specific situations.
Consequently 'guidelines' would be better replaced by true 'education'. And the mechanism of Trial by Jury is there to determine innocence or guilt in specific situations. Thus obviating any need for any 'central authority' and any 'central guidelines'.
6-2; Edward I created the Model Parliament in 1295, not 1294. This was not the two-house system (I was wrong in what I said ... the two-house system was not 'invented' until much later ... circa 1701). The Model Parliament did include 'commoners' for the first time (as well as 'aristocrats'/lords).
6-3: 'Parliament' is, therefore, nothing more than a FAILED long-term 'experiment'. And should be considered as such. (All it does is provide jobs for those who don't want the trouble of working out something useful to do with their lives)
6-4: The essential point being made here is correct: There was no such thing as Parliament in 1215. Thus - from the word go - ALL Parliaments have BEEN BOUND by the Common Law. (Which was something that Lord Chief Justice of England Sir Edward Coke obviously understood ... whereas most, if not all, Parliaments have failed to understand ... particularly those in my lifetime. Possibly this explains the difference between Parliamentarians and real people).