PUT THE POLITICIANS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE
Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?
Levellers

THE “LEVELLERS” THAT LABOUR COULD LEARN FROM !

 
Levellers
The Levellers offered a concrete programme
 
The Radical
3rd August 2018
 
All men were born with certain equal and indefeasible natural rights:
lordship was of man’s making , not God’s.
 
The people were sovereign, and all “free” men should join, every two years at least, in electing their representatives to Parliament.
 
All must be equal before the law, and justice should be done in local courts by popularly elected magistrates.
 
Social and economic privilege of every kind must be abolished.
 
The Levellers, in fact, preached radical,primitive democracy which they believed to have actually existed in England before the Norman Conquest
 
“What were the Lords of England but William the Conqueror’s colonels, or the barons but hois majors,or the knioghts but his captains ?”
 
“Ye have men  amongst you as fit to govern as others to be removed. with a word ye can create new officers.

 
The safety of the people is above all law”. The Levellers Press 1647

 
Cromwell reasserted his authority and dismissed the Agitators to their units.
But this did not prevent two regiments from mutinying.
 
Cromwell rode at the mutineers with his sword drawn as if he would cow them singlehanded – as he almost did.
 
The Levellers was a political movement during the English Civil War (1642–1651).

 
It was committed to popular sovereignty, extended suffrage, equality before the law and religious tolerance

 

Similar Recent Posts by this Author:

Share this post

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
Share on print
Share on email