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thread on the bill of rights

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:02 pm
by pitano1
their are also some interesting links on the right
hand side.
http://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/bill_of_rights_1688

Re: thread on the bill of rights

PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 5:39 pm
by Freeman Stephen
Interesting thread. First theres liz r telling us that whatdotheyknow are evil murderers and the first meaty reply is where the cabinet office categorically states that the majority of citizens voting or paying taxes gives parliament its legitimacy. First point being that less than half the citizens voted in the last ge and even some who did were coerced by the threat of fines and incarceration, while many more were under the impression they were obliged to give parliament legitimacy despite it only being partially democratic on the occasions that the ejected house does live up to its manifesto. The same can be said for tax. How can anything be legitimised by how many people it can make bow to threats of state violence? Is it possible that the cabinet office are right and tax and voting are not as mandatory as the relevant departments attempt to make out?