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The EU has perpetuated another outrage on the citizens and government structure of the United Kingdom.  It actually occurred in 2004 when the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that prisoners have a right to vote.  That’s right – the right to vote.  I don’t mean the right to vote restored after serving time and a probationary period.  I mean criminals behind bars having the right to vote.  I have warned my readers that the EU is not our friend.  Here’s the details from the Guardian:

Following a legal challenge from prisoner John Hirst, the ECHR ruled in 2004 that the blanket ban was discriminatory and breached the European convention on human rights. However the Strasbourg-based court said that each country can decide which offences should carry restrictions to voting rights.

The ConservativeHome site reports that there will be some protest in Parliament, in that an MP named Brian Binley introduced this motion in the Commons:

“That this House believes that if a crime is serious enough to warrant a term of imprisonment, then the perpetrator must forgo certain civil liberties, including the right to suffrage; and recognises that the right to vote does not aid the rehabilitation of a prisoner and is a privilege that should be exclusively reserved for law-abiding citizens.”

This is a motion that every patriotic MP should support.  But alas, it would require the UK to withdraw from the ECHR.  My comment is:  What’s wrong with that?  it’s clear that the PM will not renegotiate the Lisbon Treaty.  What to do?  Maybe import some TEA from the Colonies.  There should be peaceful protests and respectful emails to MPs over the EU and its sovereignty killing decrees.

Perhaps, the solution lies in an obscure riding named Oldham East and Saddleworth.  The MP there was kicked out for false advertising during the last General Election (If we had that in the USA, the election night question would be who organizes Congress:  The Libertarians or the Constitution Party.  Certainly the Dems would be ineligible for election and many Republicans might be in trouble too!) and thus a new election is required!

I suggest that the UKIP run their best candidate – maybe Nigel Farage – and make the EU and Lisbon the issue.  “If elected I will tie up the Commons until there is a referendum on Lisbon!”  (No, I cannot run.  Sorry!)  It’s time for a Tea Party in the UK.  Their fight for sovereignty is ours too.  It’s like the Battle of Britain in 1940.  A few brave Yanks fought for England.  I am not worthy to carry their bags or compare myself to them.  They risked the citizenship and freedom to stand with Churchill:

That summer and fall, eight American pilots fought against the Nazis in the Battle of Britain. This remarkable bunch of rogue flyers included ex-barnstormers, a Minnesota farm boy, and the greatest bobsled champion in American Olympic history. All had defied strict neutrality laws—thereby risking loss of their citizenship and imprisonment if they dared return home—in order to join what they regarded as the best flying club in the world: Britain’s Royal Air Force.

But I am with you – the true British patriots.   This is the fight of our century:  The globalists or the constitutionalists will win.  It will look bad for a moment, but Jesus is coming again!

About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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