MAGNA CARTA DAY


Adam Freedman, at Ricochet, reminds of of the 896th anniversary of the Magna Carta, one of the foundational documents of democracy.  The barons merely sought to limit the King’s absolute power over the English people so they could exercise it themselves, but their success in diluting centralized absolute power created a precedent whose relevance has not changed with time.

It is as applicable today as on that day, June 15th, 1215, on England’s Runnymede Meadow.

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About Michael J. Kubat

I'm a grumpy Czech-born clinical social worker who is vitally interested in the survival in the United States as a viable democracy and a beacon of hope for the rest of the world.
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