Happy Birthday Magna Carta and enter in the perfect reason to talk and teach about the history of our Constitution and its relevance today!
THIS VIDEO WILL SET THE STAGE!
This is a brief history as told in detail by the above video:
In 1100 the people of England came together to force King Henry to sign the 1100 Charter of Liberties promising (among other things), that: 1) Government would no longer be evil and oppressive, 2) That the men making and enforcing the laws cannot hold themselves above the law and 3) People would not be forced to buy their inheritance from the government.
In 1215 the people took Liberty into their own hands. They got fed up with King John and his violations of the 1100 Charter of Liberties and they came together to create the Magna Carta of 1215. The Magna Carta provided instructions to the government about how to live up to the 1100 Charter of Liberties. The Magna Carta created a representative style government that put the people over the King. Our 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th Amendments of our Bill of Rights all come from clauses 38-40 of the Magna Carta. “The Right to Petition the Government For a Redress Of Our Grievances,” the last Liberty identified in our 1st Amendment was first codified in the Magna Carta.
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This Magna Carta, put the people in direct control of the government and set the stage for three more advances in Liberty.
1) The Petition of Right of 1628, declaring that Liberty is the inherent possession of men and not the gift of government.
2) The Grand Remonstrance of 1641, recognizing that oppressive government always operates under the same M.O.: Corruption of the Courts, Infiltration of Foreign Law, Government diminishing the property Rights of the people, Government creation of fiat to control the monetary system, and Government disarming the people while keeping the Government armed.
3) The English Bill of Rights of 1689, reinforcing that maintaining Separation of Powers is essential in preserving Liberty. In 1688 they declared that it will be the complete destruction of Liberty when the Executive Branch is allowed to write law, set aside law, and over turn law, when those are powers reserved to the Legislative Branch alone.
These five documents (Charter of Liberties, Magna Carta, Petition of Right of 1628, Grand Remonstrance of 1641, and the English Bill of Rights of 1689) make the Constitution of our Founders. These five documents form the foundation of our Constitution and are the reason why John Adams said in 1765,
“Liberty must at all hazards be supported. We have a right to it, derived from our Maker. But if we had not, our fathers have earned and bought it for us, at the expense of their ease, their estates, their pleasure, and their blood.”
Without the Magna Carta of 1215, there would be no Declaration of Independence, no Constitution, and no Bill of Rights. We have this history to thank for our Liberty today. So let’s celebrate it and teach the truth that can defeat the progressive lies.