Wednesday, January 14, 2015

King Barry

Allen Ramsay: George III

Powers George III would be envious of


 If you think back to that tussle we had with England over arbitrary and capricious government you might be surprised to find that...
Not even the King of England at the time of the American Revolution had the authority to suspend laws unilaterally, the Law Library of Congress expert wrote in a memorandum to the Senate committee tasked with responding to President Obama’s recent executive orders on the enforcement of immigration law.
One hundred years before the American Revolution, another British king had “attempted to suspend a number of laws,” contributing to the onset of the Glorious Revolution in England, a senior foreign-law specialist at the Law Library writes in the memo to the Senate Judiciary Committee. “King George III,” the specialist goes on to remind the committee, “was thus unable to enact or repeal any laws unilaterally without the involvement of Parliament.” 

National Review - Joel Gehrke

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