To entrust the picking of a new Lieutenant Governor to this pair is beyond consideration

To entrust the picking of a new Lieutenant Governor to this pair is beyond consideration

The King made many promises he was not about to keep

Pulling http://maxloan.org/payday-loans-hi/ Black’s Order during those delicate times would have made his return MUCH MORE difficult so Johnston was told by Harper to sit on his hands. I would suggest that the three parties in the Legislature put forth a candidate to Queen Elizabeth. In terms of the Liberal MPPs, those involved in making such a recommendation should have clean hands and be blameless in regards to this coup d’ etat. All of the Liberal Cabinet Ministers must be eliminated from the choice of a new L. G. The restoration of our Legislature has to be legitimate in the sense that it follows the tradition of Royalty / Parliament in England.

An uninterupted flow, each point along the way connected to what has gone before. A good example of that which I speak is Restoration in England in 1660. A time when the English set aside their differences and gave consideration to matters beyond their own special interests. Charles 1 wanted to go back to the time of the divine right of kings. Parliament found much fault with the King’s actions and responded unfavourably. Like McGuinty Charles prorogued Parliament in 1629. The King exercised Personal Rule for eleven years without Parliment sitting. Dalton McGuinty now exercises Personal Rule [ probably for a year at least Ontario will have NO GOVERNMENT ], all these 350 years later. Finally Charles ran out of money and was forced to recall Parliament in 1640.

This action reduced the number of MPs, thus the [ the Rump Parliament ]

Sounds like McGuinty, no? Parliament lasted a month and was dissolved by the King. Things got even worse for Charles in late 1640 and he recalled Parliament [ the Long Parliament ] again with little headway being made. In ent looking to arrest 5 MP s for high treason. That was too much for the Parliamentarians and civil war broke out by that summer. I will not refight the English Civil War but will make a couple of points. Oliver Cromwell became head of the army of Parliament. The proceedings of Parliament turned into long debates which interfered with the prosecution of the War. There were Royalists in Parliament who made trouble and Cromwell sent them packing.

Even that was trying for Cromwell so he closed the place down entirely and governed with the cooperation of a military council. In 1649 Charles 1st had his head cut off. Unrest did not end during the 1650s. Cromwell wanted Parliment to take charge again but there were too many factions in play as well as an unpaid army hanging about. Leaders of the various groups thought they could get away cheap and not pay the soldiers. Much like to-day. Then in 1658 Comwell died and his son Richard assumed leadership. But the boy was not up to the job and was gone in a matter of months. England found itself in difficult straits, without any clear way out of the troubles.

Then a very wise man, a very unselfish man, a visionary came to the fore. General George Monck, a man who should have a much more prominent place in English history performed what can only be called magic. Monck was the one who said he wanted victory WITHOUT BLOOD and his Country meant more to him than his life. The General was Cromwell’s second in command. He was stationed in Scotland with a finely trained army of 5000 foot and 2000 horse. Later this army became know as the Coldstream Guards. Monck decided enough was enough after Richard Cromwell fled to the continent and he decided to march on London and crack a few heads. ALL OF THE PARTIES HAD TO BE BROUGHT TO THE TABLE AND SOME KIND OF AGREEMENT REACHED TO BRING PEACE BACK TO THE LAND.