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What are the benefits of Parliamentary Sovereignty?

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Kathryn Lewis

on 10 March 2014

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Transcript of What are the benefits of Parliamentary Sovereignty?

What is Parliamentary Sovereignty?
Parliament is the supreme legal authority.
Most important part of the UK Constitution
Can create or end any law
Combination of the Commons, Lords, and King in Parliament
George III and Parliamentary Sovereignty
Monarchy's role was more politically active at the beginning of George III's reign
Monarchical powers balanced and were balanced by parliamentary powers.
Parliamentary reforms:
Financial
Influential
Ideas About Sovereignty
John Locke
Montesquieu
Sir William Blackstone
What are the benefits of Parliamentary Sovereignty?
By: Kathryn Lewis and Laurel Szmyd

Parliamentary Sovereignty
What is Parliamentary Sovereignty?
Philosophical Ideas About Parliamentary Sovereignty
Parliamentary Sovereignty Under George III
Benefits of Parliamentary Sovereignty
Benefits of Parliamentary Sovereignty
Benefits that allow parliament to function better
Decreased government corruption
Representational government
John Locke
Two Treatises of Government
Need legislative power to make laws and executive to enforce them
Legislative and executive powers are used to prevent absolute monarchy
People are supreme and have the power to "remove or alter legislation"
Power is invested in the legislative by the majority
Montesquieu
The Spirit of the Laws
Need democratic, aristocratic, and monarchical bodies working together for effective government
Without each of these, government will fall to corruptness
All are represented in British government which makes it strong
Sir William Blackstone
Commentaries on the Laws of England
Foundations of sovereignty are wisdom, goodness, and power
Democracies are good for creating law
Aristocracies have a means to get law into place
Monarchies can carry law into execution
Using attributes and advantages to each type of government "could be lasting and secure"
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