The case for Fixed Government

April 25th, 2006

On BLOGDIAL we talk about the excesses of government, and in particular have said that specifically in the UK, government needs to be firstly constrained by a written constitution, and its activities should be constrained to removing legislation only, since the populaion is overburdened by too much law.

In any business or personal contract, the terms under which you deal with the second party are set out in advance and they cannot change witout re-writing the contract after negotiation and mutual agreement. If one of the parties does not agree to the changes, the original contract remains in force.

The same should hold for elected government. At the moment, government can create literally any law it likes, and the electorate is compelled to obey or face violence.

A relationship like that would be intolerable in any other sphere of human activity, but everyone accepts this as perfectly reasonable when the agressor is elected. When people outside of government do try and behave in this manner, for example La Cosa Nostra, using violence (the government uses war), extortion (the government uses taxation) everyone is outraged, and yet La Cosa Nostra, the ‘Mafia’, The Medellin Cartel, are less violent and disruptive by orders of magnitude compared to, say, the american government.

This imbalance, this unequal relationship needs to be corrected by instituting Fixed Government. By ‘Fixed Government’ I mean one that cannot change the rules of the game on the fly or a whim. One where the rules are literally fixed in advance and unchanging, so that we have long term certainty as to what the government can and cannot do.

Many people came to the UK because it was a great place to live. They came here with expectations of freedom, privacy and an old unchanging system that respected your rights as an individual. Now, late in the game when many of those people are completely settled, one set of bandits have decided to change the rules and make Britain a place that a free person would never consider as an option for a place to live; indeed, many people who are able are already planning to move because this country has changed so horribly. If Fixed Government was installed in the UK, this exodus of the great and the good and the barrier to entry for the great and the good looking for a decent country to live in would be prevented.
A well written constitution goes a long way towards this. A legislature charged with removing and not adding law will ensure that the contract cannot be changed in a way that has a negative on the electorate. Total obedience to the will of the electorate within the constraints of the constitution is essential; when we say not to war, ‘no’ means ‘no’, and it always means ‘no’. The removal of the nauseating ill judgement of the uneducated electorate will be the result of this, meaning no more war, no more law created by rabid newspaper editors, and government relegated to keeping the streets clean, settling disputes in courts and running the police as a public service.

In fact, Fixed Government means changing government into an obedient servant that is working under contract.

Anything less than this means a never ending, eternally growing Katamari Damancy style ball of legislative garbage whose only conclusion is the absolute control of every aspect of your life, down to the minutiae, and the draining of the UKs finest to other, more free shores.

3 Responses to “The case for Fixed Government”

  1. Barrie Says:

    Some excellent points here. This helped bring to my mind the fact that the gov’t in the UK (and many, many other free countries) is not actually democratic, but oligarchic/tyrannic (but you know this

  2. irdial Says:

    Does this help?

    5 entries found for fixed.
    fix Audio pronunciation of “fixed” ( P ) Pronunciation Key (fks)
    v. fixed, fix

  3. BLOGDIAL » Blog Archive » Naomi Wolf’s essay: not nearly enough Says:

    […] You need to kick out the people who have ruined that country and put them on trial, and then cleanse the legislation of all anti-american laws. […]

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