OUR LOYALTY TO OUR
INSTITUTIONS AND COUNTRY?
Over the forthcoming months the People of this Island
and those of our
kin in lands beyond these shores will be asked to sign a Petition to the Queen.
This historic action by a number of concerned citizens about the future (if
any) of our Country
who have courageously decided to fight to protect what is left at present and
to reclaim back on the success of their action, our True Constitution.
one’s political leanings (if any) or our views of the Monarchy – there is one
Virtue I’m sure most people would agree and that is what we owe to our Country
and Institutions for which many millions of our people here and overseas have
given their lives,
particularly during the last hundred years and whom we all remember especially at this
time of the year.
Allegiance is in the words of a great ecclesiastical constitutional historian
of the 19th
a legal duty to the King, the State, or the Nation, whether it is embodied in
an Oath or not’.
of an apparent blind spot (to put it mildly) in the thinking of many
the last 40 years – the above expression of Loyalty- to King, the State, and Country
misinterpreted or for those who should have known better another word comes to
mind and that is Traitor. The law of High Treason covers a number of points but the intent ‘to compass the kings death, or disinherit him of his Realm’ are the most heinous. The courses of events
over the past seven years have reached a point today were we could no longer
ignore the dangers
to our Constitution of the possible implementation of the New European Constitution.
Returning to the words of the same Bishop
Stubbs of yester- year. Who emphasized that?-
is a virtuous
habit or sentiment of a very composite character; a habit of strong and
faithful attachment to a person, not so much by reason of his personal
character as of his official position.’
‘There is a love which the good son feels for the most
brutal or indifferent father; National loyalty
has an analogous feeling for a bad or indifferent king; it is not the same
feeling, but somewhat parallel. Such
loyalty gives far more than it receives the root of the good is in the Loyal
People not in the Sovereign, who may or may not deserve it; there
is a feeling too of proprietorship; ‘he is a great hero but he is our King.’
Some historical training must have prepared a Nation to
conceive such an idea.
name King cannot have been synonymous with oppression; Loyalty itself, in its very name, recalls the notion of Trust in Law and Observance of Law; and the race and Nation which calls it forth, as well as
the Nation that feels it, must have been on the whole a Law -abiding race and Nation.
gathers into itself all that is admirable and loveable in the character of the
ruler, and the virtues of a good king unquestionably contribute to strengthen the habit of loyalty to all
continental observer of the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381 commentated on the condition of the downtrodden English labourers
,artisans, rural clergy, confirmed that this was not against their King, but his advisers who
introduced the Poll Tax at such a difficult time after the plague and the People wishing to
obtain a higher standard of living. It was further said that’ England was
full of inflammable material at the mercy of a spark’ which the introduction
of Poll Tax finally ignited. Might the millions of our citizens to the prospect
of our integration into a New European Constitution light a fuse under
Parliament, which will only be defused by honest and open debate, and the introduction
of safeguards for our Constitution?
in the 15th century expressed his feelings when he said ‘ that the true safety of the
Realm is to have the entire and cordial Love of the People, and to guard for
them their Laws and Rights’.
the need for the Petition to the Queen by the ‘ Defenders of the Realm’ who will look to the help of
the majority of the People, and in the words of our greatest naval Commander Horatio Nelson who gave his life for his
Country at the battle of Trafalgar on 21stOctober, 1805;
the combined fleets of France and Spain.
every man to do his Duty’
( For Details of how to help
Petition Contact No. Tel. O207 793 4049 Fax. 0207 463 2008 ) 6/10/03