The Making of Laws

Once things were simpler; we had (in common law jurisdictions) laws created by custom (no more than what most people usually did), which turned into precedent, mostly solemnly followed by judges and laws made by the dictate of monarchs. Then, with the coming of Parliamentary democracy Parliaments made laws which they called statutes. Things became more complex.

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Labour party donations – Have you got any spare change?

In a democracy we the people permit others to govern us on two key conditions; first they must be elected by a democratic process (however imperfect that may be) and secondly that they protect us and rule for our good. Nothing else persuades us to surrender the personal sovereignty that we have in our free will and transfer part of it to a government.  Continue reading