Thursday, June 4, 2009

Francis: the Magna Carta Memorial: Who Knew?

Silks By Felix and Dick Francis
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I have been enjoying a book given to me by a cousin called"Silks"by Dick and Felix Francis.
It talks about the Magna Carta Memorial in London; built in 1957 by nine thousand American lawyers to honor the Magna Carta document ; which is credited for shaping laws in the United States "and throughout Western Civilisation" according to the attorneys, according to authors Feix and Dick Francis.
The document made sure they wrote that King John upheld it.
It said:
1." that the church would be free from the Royal House ruling it.
2." that it would preserve the ancient freedoms that London enjoys,
3. "that no human will be destroyed, outlawed , imprisoned or condemned unless it is the legal judgement of his peersor the lawof the landthat this shall happen,
4."that we shall not deny or delay rightsor justice to anyone."
Apparently they write, at that time the English had takent their rights for granted .
Then , King John had abused their rights.
they wrote this document so that no king could do this again. It affected all of the Western world and eventually America.
So does his document and monument impress you?
Do you think our rights are safe?
Elaborate.

2 comments:

garnett109 said...

what rights?

sheri said...

I don't like to get into political debates..But I do think that things are drifting toward the government getting their fingers into too many areas.
Too many times the RIGHTS are being given to the wrong party..as in the criminal vs the victim..That
to me is the greatest disservice to society...
Sheri