The British Constitution

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Since the early beginning of social and political development; man sought resolutions to the on-going lawlessness/anarchy which plagued the social and early political life of man. The answer was simple in theory –to create a set universal codex of rules by which they would be governed by and which would promote order, replacing the lawless chaos which existed –concomitantly limiting the power of the rulers. There are many beliefs as to the origins of the Constitution, with some claiming that it was devised 2500 years ago in the city-states of Ancient Greece, others claim since Runnymede or even as early in the 17th-century English revolutions. Regardless, the principle idea behind the constitution is a universal set of rules which ought to “guide” a government/society and which also sets certain boundaries to the centralized authority (power-holders/rulers) since, as the people give up a large portion of their autonomous power to the rulers to represent/rule them so as to live in harmony and order under social conduct, they also need to secure their liberties. A Constitution is a “set” of central principles by which a state or any other body is governed –the backbone of any modern state, which by several means hold the capacity and appropriate limitations to the rulers’ potential power abuse. Many countries have their own constitution which was created in order to govern them under a universal set of rules with an effort to uphold fairness and equality among their polity –since most of them were implemented at a revolutionary break point in history due to revolutions, oppression, warfare etc. However, one that stands out is the British constitution as it differs greatly; it holds some unique attributes due to its long, diverse a... ... middle of paper ... ...ross nations due to its essence of upholding individual freedom/liberty against the potential arbitrariness of state institutions and/or power holding authorities and thus considered an imperative statute (although amended) within the British constitution and its history. The following Parliamentary Acts branded as Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, although ratified at different time periods, they are to be assumed as one, based on section 2(2) of the Parliamentary Act 1949. The aforementioned Parliament Acts constitute a part of the UK codified Constitution and proclaim Works Cited http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constitution_of_the_United_Kingdom http://www.republic.org.uk/What%20we%20want/In%20depth/The%20British%20Constitution/index.php http://www.politics.co.uk/reference/written-constitution http://www.princeton.edu/~achaney/tmve/wiki100k/docs/Parliament_Acts.html
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