Lord Coke, champion of the little guy (common man):

  • 0 Replies

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.


Offline the leveller

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • 4128
  • +75/-0
Lord Coke, champion of the little guy (common man):
« on: April 08, 2013, 11:27:37 AM »

Lord Coke, champion of the little guy (common man):
n Bonham's Case (1608), Coke came close to asserting the supremacy of common law over statute, arguing that the judges could sometimes pronounce statutes to be void.

"?when an Act of Parliament is against common right and reason, or repugnant, or impossible to be performed, the common law will control it, and adjudge such an Act to be void."

His Petition of Right, an important British constitutional document:
It is the West's greatest loss that the common man (the 'little guy') no longer recognizes his rights even when they are being trodden upon. He has been convinced by political activists, acting under color of law, that the common good requires stealing from some and giving to others and to government. This has resulted in the bleeding and impoverishment of the worker to pay those who do not work, and this in turn has led to the impoverishment of all.
No single actor has done more to accomplish this economic bleeding and impoverishment than Barack Obama, in whose administration the number of welfare and food stamp recipients has increased several fold, with recipients sucking up $1 trillion dollars of our sustenance every single year.
If the little guy had been wise, he would have seen this coming and demanded that the government cease and desist. As things stand today, it seems that only a full-scale economic collapse can possibly bring this message home, if that. The fact is, the little guy may be hoodwinked once more, this time into believing that it was the free market principle that brought down the economy.
If that happens, there can be no recovery from our crisis of law and economics.

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6)
Our thanks to G in the UK, for this.

Don Hank
----- Original Message -----


Sent: Sunday, April 07, 2013 1:57 PM
Subject: An englismman's home is his castle " A man's house is his castle - et domus sua cuique est tutissimum refugium" -where your Third Amendment came from.

"I would have guessed that this came from somewhere in Europe" a good educated guess, especially as you indicate the UK.
It is one of our gifts to you, which the founding fathers kept for you. "An Englishman's home is his castle " is  a very common phrase much used throughout Britain, as the following quotes will show ( Lord Coke is one of my all-time  favourite judges  who helped raise the common law and thwart the power grabs of kings and politicians. In one judgement he  declared the king to be subject to the law, and the laws of Parliament to be void if in violation of "common right and reason"

Read  his Wiki and see where some of your Bill of Rights had their origins, and why. Others followed and gave further weight to this,  including Pitt the Elder "The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter, the rain may enter -- but the King of England cannot enter; all his force dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!"
When did we  today last hear a politician  speak thus of freedom-and mean it?
Ps I have some tips  from you to relieve your work load, based on my own experience, I'll send them soon. Meanwhile,  keep well.

It has been expressed at various times

Sent: 07 April 2013 14:22
To: conservative UK military
Subject: RE: Here 's a great short phrase on the American home's and individual's intehrity integrity

I would have guessed that this came from somewhere in Europe (yes, I know we aren't supposed to say the UK is in Europe, but where in bloody %#"& is it then?)


 Subject: Here 's a great short phrase on the American home's and individual's intehrity integrity
 Date: Sun, 7 Apr 2013 08:23:33 +0100

The  your home is your castle principle  was exported to the United States where, not unnaturally, the 'Englishman' was removed from the phrase. In 1800, Joel Chandler Harris's biography of Henry W. Grady, the journalist and writer on the US Constitution, included this line:
"Exalt the citizen. As the State is the unit of government he is the unit of the State. Teach him that his home is his castle, and his sovereignty rests beneath his hat."

Sent: 07 April 2013 01:48
To: [email protected]
Subject: Fw: Family w/ young kids kicked off plane for obejcting to porn in flight

Now, if you read the article I forwarded on the US Army's classification of Christians as potential terrorists, you know where this is coming from. The parents did not get loud, just asked the flight attendant if it was possible to shut off the monitor.

The pilot made them leave the plane just for complaining in a civil way. Oh, but he was nice about it: He landed the plane first.

Can I have my country back now?


Don Hank

Share this topic...
In a forum
In a site/blog

SMF spam blocked by CleanTalk