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God Save Elizabeth II

25 September 2012 @ 14:26

From Charles Cooke, over at The Corner, we learn:

The British press is aflutter with the news that the Queen of England personally requested of her government an explanation as to why it seemed unable to arrest and deport Abu Hamza, a convicted seditionist who was involved in the London bombings of July 7, 2005, and is wanted in several countries. By all accounts, what so vexed Her Majesty was the public spectacle of Hamza’s denouncing Britain so violently while employing its court system and government services to ensure that he could remain at large — and, it might be added, out of the hands of the United States, where he is wanted on suspicion of terrorism.

Putting aside the part of the story dealing with the extradition of Abu Hamza to The United States [good news: he will finally be handed over to us], I would like to offer a few thoughts on the controversy surrounding the Queen’s inquiry.

But first, let me quote from James Delingpole in The London Daily Telegraph:

Like many razor-sharp 86-year-olds, the Queen must spend an awful lot of time wondering what the hell became of the Britain she knew in her youth, and of all those commonsense values and that basic decency which saw us through trials like the Second World War.

Unlike the rest of her generation, she is constitutionally prevented from saying this aloud. But just occasionally her private views slip out. And when they do, my how you wish she was actually running the country herself rather than leaving it to idiots like her useless fifth cousin Dave.

But the question we should surely be asking ourselves is: if it’s so obvious to the Queen – and all the rest of us – why it so un-obvious to our elected representatives. Why do they fail our interests again and again? Isn’t that the point of representative democracy: that the politicians are the servants of the people, there to embody the popular will?

At the moment they’re not doing their job. Not in the slightest. In the 1640s I would have sided with parliament against the monarchy. Right now (at least till Charles takes over), I’d happily take up arms against Westminster on behalf of our glorious monarch.

What Right Reasoning person wouldn’t?

The Queen, as Head Of State, has every right to inject herself into this matter. The safety and security of her nation is her top priority and this matter is directly related to those two concerns. She is charged with protecting the peoples of Britain.

The Queen also retains her Royal Prerogatives. Walter Bagehot believed that the ‘Sovereign has, under a constitutional monarchy such as ours, three rights – the right to be consulted, the right to encourage, the right to warn’, but I would add that she has a solemn and sacred obligation to see that her people are secure from forces who seek to harm them [tip of the fedora to Entonces_99].

I agree with Blackstone that the British Monarch is limited by the Parliament’s actions in her prerogatives – they decide what powers they will exercise and the monarch takes what is left [such as dissolving Parliament, creating Knights, etc.]. However, this is by agreement and if the Parliament breaks said agreement or fails it carrying-out it’s obligations that it has reserved for itself, Right Reason dictates that the Monarch may step in and exercise power. Further, this agreement is not a suicide pact.

In this case, Parliament, even under a Conservative government, has failed to see that a murderous threat to the British people has been properly handled. In my opinion, the Queen had every right to step in and order Hamza’s jailing or expulsion. Instead, Elizabeth handled the situation with savvy and grace.

Those so-called republicans [who remind me so much of the raving and rabid Atheists we find in the Anglosphere] in Britain should cease their squawking and be thankful that the Queen exercised her ‘right to warn’ in this intolerable situation.

The British Monarchy was never overthrown last time I heard, so she is well within her rights, her prerogatives, to voice her concerns in this matter. Frankly, I wish she would do it more often as it’s so depressing to sit here and watch Britain slip into the mire of despair and enslavement.

Britain is perishing in an orgy of Democracy. It’s only hope is to regain that vigor and courage and pride in itself and it’s history and accomplishments that made it the great nation it once was. It appears that Parliament is not going to provide the leadership necessary to encourage the peoples of Albion to find that animating spirit that lies within their breasts, therefore, it is up to the Monarch.

God Save The Queen.

God Save Us From Charles, who, if he had any honor, would refuse the Crown.

7 Comments
  1. Libertarian Advocate permalink
    25 September 2012 @ 16:02 16:02

    With her useless fifth cousin Dave the Tories might as well pack it in now. He’s only marginally better than the useless moron Gordo Blowhard who preceded him.

  2. M. Thompson permalink
    25 September 2012 @ 16:19 16:19

    Truly her father’s daughter.

  3. 26 September 2012 @ 00:34 00:34

    At least someone in the British government has some sense.

  4. 29 September 2012 @ 00:20 00:20

    Why is the bloody US?

    • tyroneb permalink
      29 September 2012 @ 09:55 09:55

      Because they make perfect foils for the Mossad and CIA.
      And the abuse women, murder gays and run good convience stores?

  5. 01 October 2012 @ 22:51 22:51

    Reblogged this on Among The Joshua Trees.

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