Thursday, June 4, 2009

Francis: the Magna Carta: who knew?

Silks by Felix and Dick Francis

I have enjoyed reading a book called "Silks" given to me by a cousin of mine.
In the book the Francis brothers describe a Magna Carta Memorial built in 1957 by nine thousand American lawyers to honor the document called the Magna Carta.They did it to honor the document in shaping the laws" in the US and acroos he Western civilsation."
The Francis faher adn son state that this docuemtn:
1. makes sure that "the church would be free from the Royal House ruling it,
2. " preserving the ancient freedom that London enjoys"
3. " no human will be destroyed, outlawed, condemned unless it is the legal judgement of the law of the land that this shall happen"
4. " we will not deny or delay rights or jsutice to anyone."
At that time according to the authors teh Anglihs had takent heir rights for geantedand King John had abused them.
they created this Magan Carta to prevent this from happening again.
Are you impressed with this docuemnt?
Would you go see the mounment?
So you think we appreciate our rights?
Do we take any for granted? Which ones?

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