Monday, June 15, 2015

Magna Carta - 800 years old today.

Part One (of five) by Daniel Hannan - The Magna Carta — the text that makes us who we are:
We are about to mark the 800th anniversary of the greatest bargain ever struck: Magna Carta, sealed on June 15, 1215, the first document ever to raise the rules over the ruler.

Update: John Robson's excellent column

"The miraculous tale of the charter that made our free and prosperous society possible"




Anonymous said...

The magna what? Gee the founders would be rollin in their graves if they seen what so called civil liberties have turned into.

Pissedoff said...

And there was me thinking it was Trudeaus' charter of stup, whoops freedoms that told us what our rights were as defined by the SCC (Stupid Court of Canada)