“The makers of our Constitution undertook to secure conditions favorable to the pursuit of happiness…They sought to protect Americans in their beliefs, their thoughts, their emotions and their sensations. They conferred, as against the Government, the right to be let alone — the most comprehensive of rights, and the right most valued by civilized men.” — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, 1928, dissenting opinion, “Olmstead v. U.S.”
To equate that quotation to the Harrogate Agenda and #1 & #6 of their demands, which state:
“1. the people are sovereign: the sovereignty of the peoples of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland shall be recognised by the Crown and the government of our nations. The people in their collective form, by giving their consent, comprise the ultimate authority of their nations and the source of all political power
6. a constitutional convention: Parliament, once members of the executive are excluded, convenes a constitutional convention to draw up a definitive codified constitution for the people of England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, which shall recognise their sovereign status and their inherent, inalienable rights and which shall be subject to their approval.
When the Harrogate Agenda becomes ‘mainstream’ and the people have then achieved a position whereby they have gained their rightful status in the ‘pecking order’ then – and most definitely then – do they need to ‘engage brain’ to ensure that never again can they find themselves back in a situation of ‘parliamentary dictatorship’. And that should, in my humble opinion, be one of the prime objectives of the movement of which I am privileged to be part.