May 3, 2012 - Magna Carta

Magna Carta

In 1215 AD the people of England were fed up with the abuses of their freedoms by King John of England. Aa a result of these abuses, a bunch of his "underlings" grew upset and 'pressed' John into signing the document known as the Magna Carta or the Great Charter. Although John signed it under fear, threat, and intimidation, it was ratified by others in later years. The full story is very interesting, however, the content is our focus.

Within one of the articles or sections we read:

1  ...We have also granted to all freemen of our kingdom, for us and our heirs forever, all the underwritten liberties, to be had and held by them and their heirs, of us and our heirs forever.

By definition a Carta or 'Charter' is"

CHARTER, n. An instrument emanating from the sovereign power, in the nature of a grant, either to the whole nation, or to a class or portion of the people, or to a colony or dependency, and assuring to them certain rights, liberties, or powers. Such was the "Great Charter" or "Magna Carta," and such also were the charters granted to certain of the English colonies in America… An act of the legislative department of government, creating a corporation, is called the "charter" of the corporation. Black's Law Dictionary, 2nd Ed. 

Rather than relying on a 'charter' wherein rights are 'granted' I much prefer, at this point in my experience, the United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights. As a Declaration it is not presuming to grant rights, but to acknowledging them as belonging to all members of the human family and as predating kings, governments, and corporations. 

Human rights come to us from our Creator not from man or legal fictions such as governments and other corporations.

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