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Hail the People, Hail Consumers!

Make no mistake about it. The constant reference to parliamentary sovereignty by the political class in India isn't so we prevent a descent into anarchy, its so we stay the way we are, subject as people to the whims and fancies of parliamentarians.

Its important at this time to take a few lessons from the principles of freedom enshrined in the Constitution of the United States of America.

(Quoting from 'The 5000 Year Leap: Principles of Freedom 101')

10th Principle: The God-given right to Govern is Vested in the Sovereign Authority of the Whole People

... (Madison) declared: The adversaries of the Constitution seem to have lost sight of the PEOPLE altogether in their reasonings on this subject; and ton have viewed these different establishments not only as mutual rivals and enemies, but as uncontrolled by any common superior in their efforts to usurp the authorities of each other. These gentlemen must here be reminded of their error. The must be told that the ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, wherever the derivative may be found, RESIDES IN THE PEOPLE ALONE. (Federalist Papers, No. 46, p. 294; emphasis added)

11th Principle: The Majority of the People may Alter or Abolish a Government Which has become Tyrannical.

...Virginia Declaration of Rights: The government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people.... And that, when any government shall be found inadequate or contrary to these purposes, A MAJORITY of the community hath an indubitable, inalienable, and indefensible right to reform, alter, or abolish it, in such manner as shall be judged most conducive to the public weal. (Annals of America, 2:432; emphasis added)

I agree our constitutional democracy has been designed differently from the US., but the principles of freedom and sovereignty of the 'whole people' is a universal.

Just like in the world of commerce.

It must not be government that decides who can sell, and who people can buy from. Its must be CONSUMERS! Its consumers who must decide that with the power of their purses. Its the money from their purses that must keep businesses alive. And if they choose not to patronise a particular seller, so be it! The seller must shut and go!

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