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The English Bill of Rights. That the pretended power of suspending of laws or the execution of laws by regal authority without the consent of Parliament is illegal;. The King cannot make or get rid of laws without Parliament’s permission.

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That the pretended power of suspending of laws or the execution of laws by regal authority without the consent of Parliament is illegal;

  • The King cannot make or get rid of laws without Parliament’s permission
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That levying money for or to the use of the crown by pretence of prerogative, without grant of Parliament, for longer time, or in other manner than the same is or shall be granted, is illegal;

  • The King cannot make new taxes without Parliament’s permission
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It is the right of the subjects to petition the king, in all commitments and prosecutions for such petitioning are illegal;

  • The people can petition the king without fear of punishment.
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That the raising or keeping of a standing army within the kingdom in time of peace, unless it be with the consent of Parliament, is against the law;

  • The king can’t have an active army in times of peace (when there isn’t a war going on)
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That election of members of Parliament ought to be free;

  • The king doesn’t have a say in who is elected to Parliament
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That the freedom of speech and debates or proceedings in Parliament ought not to be impeached or questioned in any court or place out of Parliament;

  • Freedom of speech in Parliament
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That excessive bail ought not to be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment;

  • No cruel and unusual punishment, no excessive fines or bail
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That jurors ought to be duly impaneled and returned, and jurors that pass upon men in trials for high treason ought to be freeholders;

  • Jurors in trials for high treason must be registered voters
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That all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void;

  • No one can be forced to pay a fine without a trial.
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And that for redress of all grievances, and for the amending, strengthening and preserving of the laws, Parliament ought to be held frequently.

  • Parliament must meet often to make the government stronger.