Common sense tells us that present government only have “authority” because of past history, and that authority is the authority of the Conqueror. The authority to rule and govern the people of England in 1066 was TAKEN by FORCE… it was not GIVEN FREELY.
You can prove that authority should be GIVEN FREELY by reducing the human population down to just two people. If one person FORCEABLY TAKES authority WITHOUT the CONSENT of the other then that is TYRANNY. It’s that simple. Common sense.
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. – Article 1, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
William the Conqueror’s authority was TAKEN by (DEADLY) FORCE, (as his title implies and the history books boast) and is the same authority that the parliament of today have inherited. This tyrannical authority is what has evolved over time to what it is today. Its not quite so brutal (in the physical sense) as it once was, but mentally, it draws on the same fears using the same methods (threats, fines, kidnap and imprisonment (… and until very recently … death)). Its the exact same authority!! If it wasn’t, there would be a build in mechanism that deals with tyranny, cronyism and corruption within parliament … which is yet to come!
Real authority should be in the form of:
I trust you and I FREELY GIVE you the authority to do my bidding on the understanding that, if that trust is broken then so is this agreement, thus external authority is rescinded and denied.
… or something very much like that!
This is what we as the people of our country should be working toward. If we need a group of people to act as government or “representative’s” then we should GIVE them the authority FREELY because it’s the right thing to do and in OUR best interests.
On 10th December 1948 after the last war was “won”, the government of Britain signed a pledge on behalf of the people of this country, in recognition of the inalienable rights outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, also to observe, uphold, protect, and teach those rights in schools … they haven’t done that!
Now, therefore, The General Assembly proclaims
This Universal Declaration Of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations, to the end that every individual and every organ of society, keeping this Declaration constantly in mind, shall strive by teaching and education to promote respect for these rights and freedoms and by progressive measures, national and international, to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Member States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction.– Preamble, Universal Declaration of Human Rights
You have to ask your self “WHY NOT?”