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A Soldier's Christmas
Now, in keeping with the sentiments of the season, we reproduce a poem written by a soldier. Originally, the poem appeared under the title 'T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS' on the e-mail circuit with a request to pass it along, as follows:
This poem was written by a Peacekeeping soldier stationed overseas. The following is his request. I think it is reasonable: PLEASE. Would you do me the kind favour of sending this to as many people as you can? This Christmas is past, but let's try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe. Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrificed themselves for us. Please, do your small part to plant this small seed.
'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HE LIVED ALL ALONE, IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE, MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE.
I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY, WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND TO SEE JUST WHO, IN THIS HOME, DID LIVE.
I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE, NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN A TREE.
NO STOCKING BY MANTLE, JUST BOOTS FILLED WITH SAND, ON THE WALL HUNG PICTURES, OF FAR DISTANT LANDS.
WITH MEDALS AND BADGES, AWARDS OF ALL KINDS, A SOBER THOUGHT, CAME THROUGH MY MIND.
FOR THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT, IT WAS DARK AND DREARY, I FOUND THE HOME OF A SOLDIER, ONCE I COULD SEE CLEARLY.
THE SOLDIER LAY SLEEPING, SILENT, ALONE, CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR, IN THIS ONE BEDROOM HOME.
THE FACE WAS SO GENTLE, THE ROOM IN DISORDER, NOT HOW I PICTURED, A TRUE BRITISH SOLDIER.
WAS THIS THE HERO, OF WHOM I'D JUST READ? CURLED UP ON A PONCHO, THE FLOOR FOR A BED?
I REALISED THE FAMILIES,THAT I SAW THIS NIGHT, OWED THEIR LIVES TO THESE SOLDIERS, WHO WERE WILLING TO FIGHT.
SOON ROUND THE WORLD, THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY, AND GROWNUPS WOULD CELEBRATE, A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY.
THEY ALL ENJOYED FREEDOM, EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR, BECAUSE OF THE SOLDIERS, LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE.
I COULDN'T HELP WONDER, HOW MANY LAY ALONE, ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE, IN A LAND FAR FROM HOME.
THE VERY THOUGHT BROUGHT, A TEAR TO MY EYE, I DROPPED TO MY KNEES, AND STARTED TO CRY.
THE SOLDIER AWAKENED, AND I HEARD A ROUGH VOICE, "SANTA DON'T CRY, THIS LIFE IS MY CHOICE;
I FIGHT FOR FREEDOM, I DON'T ASK FOR MORE, MY LIFE IS MY GOD, MY COUNTRY, MY CORPS."
THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER, AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP, I COULDN'T CONTROL IT, I CONTINUED TO WEEP.
I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS, SO SILENT AND STILL, AND WE BOTH SHIVERED, FROM THE COLD NIGHT'S CHILL.
I DID NOT WANT TO LEAVE, ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT, THIS GUARDIAN OF HONOUR, SO WILLING TO FIGHT.
THEN THE SOLDIER ROLLED OVER, WITH A VOICE SOFT AND PURE, WHISPERED, "CARRY ON SANTA, IT'S CHRISTMAS DAY, ALL IS SECURE."
ONE LOOK AT MY WATCH, AND I KNEW HE WAS RIGHT. "MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND, AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT."Section A – What Happened This Week?
UK Government Tracking UK ChildrenThese two files are worth reading, especially if you have children at school.
One file is a report from the Daily Telegraph, where Europe is taking the government to task and demanding that the UK justify the policy of fingerprinting children.
The second file has been compiled by a subscriber after attending an seminar on the tracking of children.
Both files will leave you wondering just how many articles of the Constitution have been broken by successive governments in following this policy of tracking children. Essentially, the government is treating English children as though they are existing in an invisible prison.
See: Attached file CHILD1 -
MPs' Expenses – The Electorate are Electing Cheats To Represent Them
So much information has come out in the press since the last newsletter, and so much of it is important, a full analysis is needed. I will have time to do this in my upcoming break.
One article I will mention is from the Evening Standard. This article mentions MPs at the top of the expenses scale receiving tens of thousands of pounds. At the other end of the scale, 78 MPs asked for no expenses at all!
See the next newsletter for a full report which will take us up to the end of 2010.
Daylight Bill – Update & InformationMore information provided by a subscriber.
Why this campaign to alter our current time system is being waged just now is not at all clear. Nor is it obvious why the Daily Express is championing the cause. I have this nagging feeling that the real problem has still to reveal itself. Years ago when I recall a similar campaign was in full swing, it was concluded that anyone north of Watford benefited from the current system since it cut down on accidents and all sorts of other problems. The main factor, I seem to recall, was that it would cost industry too much to change to another system.
See: Summer Time
European Arrest Warrant
See: http://sarahludfordmep.org.uk/en/article/2010/029190/letter-to-the-guardian-assange-case-puts-european-arrest-warrant-in-spotlight where Sarah Ludford discusses and explains the European Arrest Warrant. Most reassuring, I don't think! How can any elected representative continue to watch the iniquitous farce of the European Arrest Warrant and still seek to defend criminalising the entire population under the pretence of designing a legal procedure to bring rich villans to justice?
Section B – Constitution Education
Many people know that the Constitution was dropped from the education syllabus many years ago. Do you want to know what the British Constitution is about? Each newsletter will include a short paragraph describing various constitutional documents, including links for follow up reading.
Apologies, three files were not attached to the last newsletter. They are now attached. Further information in the next issue.
A True Experience of European Law
Michael continues his article and takes us to the first hearing in court. See: MS1.
Three Articles by Ben Greene on the Party System and the Corruption of Parliament.
I am grateful to Graham Wood who took the time and trouble to type up three documents and send them to the Messenger. Graham Wood also provided this introduction.
From Graham Wood
Greene's papers and views are extremely important. Not because he has said anything particularly new, but because he expressed what very few seem prepared to recognise, namely that the Party system is the one great road block to democratic government in the UK, and he spells it out with clarity, and argues its incompatibility with our Constitution.
Furthermore, unless and until it is broken, nothing much will change to reverse the policies which are dragging down our great country, - no matter what the people think, vote, or protest about. Because the party system demands total subservience, loyalty, and obedience, unless you cross the floor of the House(s), it completely captures the minds and freedom of MPs, no matter what their better sense and judgment may tell them on any policy. As Greene points out, an MP may protest and then withdraw from his party and become an Independent, but be sure that the "Party" will most certainly destroy him/her at the following election, if not before.
The party system then is a kind of political totalitarianism, or political monopoly over all thought and independent action in what should be a "free" system of Parliamentary representation. In turn, the electorate is virtually disenfranchised as they are forced to participate in the fraud at every election, and often knowing full well that whatever "party" they vote for, nothing will essentially change "the system" at Westminster.
For example, one issue lies at the very centre of all questions about government and the rule of law in Britain, namely our membership of the EU. As we know, all three main parties are in favour of membership, and this stranglehold on the electorate means they have no mechanism for expressing dissent at the ballot box in election after election. The 'party position' thus secures a permanent "in" position on this.
The result is that the electorate in frustration vote for "none of the above", sensing, rightly, that it is futile. Then the party may change, but the cosy consensus to maintain party allegiance remains.
If however, the party system did not exist, or there was a "free" vote. . .each MP would act according to his convictions and conscience, free from the Party Whip. The electorate would be approached by candidate MPs on the basis that they would vote in division lobbies according to their own convictions. (In terms of the Tory Party this would probably result in an overwhelming majority to leave the EU).
However, the Party system forbids this simple expedient and forces a policy. . .dictated by the leadership. . .in line with the "party position". Hence the wrong policy for the national interest is perpetuated yet again, and anger and frustration follows within the electorate.
The EU is typical of the sheer folly of the system, for any MP in his right mind knows full well that the EU is undemocratic, endemically corrupt, unrepresentative of the electorate, and economically ruinous. Only a complete fool could possibly argue otherwise, but the party position ensures that no dissent worth much will emerge.
Similarly with the 'global warming' debate. Only a half-witted loony really believes the AGW propaganda that 'warming', or 'climate change' is man-made, and yet the Climate Change Act was passed with only five members of Parliament dissenting, and without any prior attempt at costing. This means in effect that we now have a "Climate Change Ministry", with the deluded Chris Huhne now responsible for a government commitment to spend £18-20 billion on 'alternative energy' sources that will both bankrupt industry and put anything from £250 to £500 extra on to domestic fuel bills p.a.
And yet, contrary to his gut feelings, and inner convictions the MP is forced to act the hypocrite. Underneath lies fear. Fear of peer pressure, fear of the party "whip", fear of losing his seat, salary, pension, and future prospects - and thus the cost is too great - he/she submits. The loss of real democracy then, is the price paid for the existence and continued promotion of the party system. (How true the Biblical summary; 'The fear of man brings a snare'!) In addition the party system brings with it the tacit agreement between the parties not to disturb the comfortable status quo which would threaten MPs' security - virtually guaranteed by the very same system.
In addition, the lie that 'Parliament is sovereign' gives a cloak of legitimacy to the system, whereas, as Greene argues, real sovereignty resides in our superb Constitution, comprising the three vital and indispensable, independent, or more accurately the interdependent, functioning of Crown, Parliament and Judiciary, upholding the law of the land, and with it all our freedoms and liberties.
How then do we destroy the party machines which militate against us, the people, and real democratic expression? There is no easy answer for such an entrenched system with so much by way of vested and political interests. To state the obvious, the first step must be never to vote for any political party! Step two, vote only for an independent MP if these emerge. Step three, make all our political leaders well aware as to why these steps are necessary, i.e., we value democracy more than their precious parties!
I believe the issue of corruption of parliament goes to the very root of our political woes - it is systemic.
If you have not come across this topic before then read on. See the following attachments:
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When I first saw Anne Palmer's text on the Cabinet Draft, I wondered what it could be about. The next day, I found two newspaper articles which added information -
John Gouriet, who recently died, is not well known outside the Constitution movement. Hopefully, in time, more of his work can be put before the general public. Here are two documents, Golden Principles of the British Constitution, JG1 and Government by Consent, JG2 which you may want to read.
Section C – Reporting Treason
Please note that you can now download the documents for reporting treason from Albert's website at www.acasefortreason.org.uk
This work is still in progress. More people are coming forward to report treason. With regard to the Daily Express campaign to hold a referendum on leaving the EU, someone is going to check through the comments left on the various Daily Express articles and produce an analysis. More details in the next issue. As you can imagine, this represents a huge undertaking.
Meanwhile, Albert is due to speak in Manchester in January next year. Unfortunately, details have not yet been finalised and the Messenger will not have another edition ready before the first week in February. If anyone living in the Manchester area would like to attend Albert's talk, please contact him after Christmas on his e-mail when he anticipates full details will be available - firstname.lastname@example.org
List of Campaigns Run Against Membership of the EU
Please see : CLIST
This list has now been updated. If you can add further details, please be in touch. The list is growing as people dig deep in their memories for details of past campaigns.
County Watch marks out historic Westmorland boundary
The Protest Group is here.
It's the 6th 'most read' article this week.
Voting so far in the poll: 73% want Westmorland signs back 27% don't.
You can vote as well!
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Time for America , Britain , Europe and the rest of the world to know the "Unknown Truth", the "Forgotten Truth", and the "Distorted Truth" about the EU.
Share The Inheritance
Who am I if I cannot say what I think?
Whilst on the subject of books, please see the following information on a new book from David Abbott, Share the Inheritance. I am receiving this book as a Christmas present so in the next newsletter, I shall give my 'verdict'.
For two thousand years men and women with a knack for seeing clearly, loving passionately and acting courageously helped to create and defend the Inheritance for all of us. SHARE THE INHERITANCE tells their stories and describes the origin, purpose and promise of their priceless gifts – liberty, faith, independence, government of the people, rational inquiry, just law, servant leadership, the free economy, responsibility, forgiveness, trust, friendship and fair play.
David qualified as a doctor in London and trained as an internist at Cambridge. He has worked as a GP for thirty years in Britain, America and Canada. A father and grandfather, he is a marathon runner and political campaigner for freedom, accountable government and the timeless principles of Magna Carta. Over the years he began to see a connection between infirmity, malaise and disease and the loss of the Inheritance. As a doctor he has written thousands of concise histories.
Catherine received her degree in Classical Greek from Columbia University. She worked in arts administration and book publishing in Oregon, and published several books on art and marriage. Her practice of contemplative prayer led her, as it has many others, to work with the ill and homeless. She gained insights into the heartbreaking misery of the people of Communist Prague when she visited her grandmother there. She writes about British history and culture at britsattheirbest.com.
They published SHARE THE INHERITANCE, Gifts of Intangible and Tangible Wealth, in Britain, where they live. Over the last few months they have received positive reader reviews (see below).
SHARE THE INHERITANCE is an Anglo-American primer with gold nuggets of history; 125 colour images of beautiful Britain and colonial America; memorable anecdotes and quotations; a study guide; and an index. "The pages shimmer with color pictures illustrating the text, which rolls down the page like a highway. The margin is taken up by a bicycle path of pictures, notes and thoughts (Hodge)." The inspiration of Judeo-Christian teachings is directly addressed. The hardcover book (no dust jacket) numbers 152 pages and is available at Amazon UK for £12.99 and at Amazon USA for $18.50. (Prices include shipping, and may vary.)
What readers are saying:
"THERE IS. . .AN URGENT NEED TO RECREATE A VISION, which will preserve all that is best in our heritage. SHARE THE INHERITANCE invokes that vision." From the Foreword by the Baroness Cox of Queensbury, founder of HART
"A TERRIFIC PIECE OF DESTINY WRITING. . . Cracking stuff!" John Hart, The British History Group, UK
A "SPLENDID AND VERY USEFUL PUBLICATION. I do hope it has a wide circulation. I shall certainly refer to it in the future." Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, Church of England
"I LIKE YOUR BOOK VERY MUCH, and will bring it with me the next time I visit my grandchildren." Physicist Freeman Dyson, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
"YOUR BEAUTIFUL BOOK IS JUST DELIGHTFUL AND A GREAT SURPRISE:it is in a format and style I have never before encountered (and facts that I didn't know which are a delight and stimulation). It has given me a renewed respect for my own country. Furthermore I could not put it down." Lindsay Jenkins, Investigative Author and Journalist, London, Honorary Director of Better Off Out
"MUST READ! IT COMBINES HUMAN TRUTHS, precious gifts, and the constants of a just society. It is timely." Katie Eyre Brewer, CPA, Oregon State Representative
"SIMPLY WONDERFUL and brilliantly presented." The Revd Greg Benton, Ontario, Canada
"THIS BOOK IS A PAEAN OF PRAISE to the idea of true liberty. Like a dwarf star, it exerts a gravity far beyond its size." Jim Hodge, Chairman and Professor Emeritus of German, Bowdoin College, Maine
"A TRACT FOR OUR TIME." The Revd Dr Peter Mullen, London
"A DELIGHT. . .DRAWS TOGETHER SOME OF THE KEY LESSONS OF HISTORY. . .A sceptic's stocking-filler." Roger Helmer MEP, Honorary Chairman, The Freedom Association, UK
Today, the Inheritance is threatened, and the gifts are being forgotten and lost. We believe that expanding public awareness of the Inheritance is one way to help save it. Purchase a book and share it with a child or a friend.
To purchase at Amazon UK, follow the link PURCHASE AT AMAZON UK
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Section G – Grants
I do not seem to find the time to tackle this. Does anyone have experience of setting up bank accounts and would be willing to take this on? Once the system is up and running, I'm sure we could manage.
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'THERE IS. . .AN URGENT NEED TO RECREATE A VISION, which will preserve all that is best in our heritage. SHARE THE INHERITANCE invokes that vision.' From the Foreword by The Baroness Cox, founder of HART
A 'SPLENDID AND VERY USEFUL PUBLICATION.' Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, Church of England
'A TERRIFIC PIECE OF DESTINY WRITING. . . .and an articulation of what I for one believe are true and universal values. Cracking stuff'. John Hart, The British History Group
'I LIKE YOUR BOOK VERY MUCH, and will bring it with me the next time I visit my grandchildren.' Physicist Freeman Dyson, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ
'A TRACT for our time.' The Revd. Dr Peter Mullen, London
Who am I if I cannot say what I think?
THIS UNIQUE ANGLO-AMERICAN PRIMER describes your birthright Inheritance at a time when it is under heavy attack.
SHARE THE INHERITANCE brings you the origins, purpose and promise of your priceless Inheritance - liberty, faith, independence, government of the people, rational enquiry, common law, servant leadership, the free economy, responsibility, forgiveness, trust, friendship and fair play.
Edmund Burke reminds us, 'People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.' Illuminated with 125 color images and packed with nuggets of history, this book offers a positive vision of the future to adults and children.
Please note: How Jesus Christ inspired the men and women of the West is directly addressed.
Written by Catherine Glass and David Abbott MD, MRCP