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  • Count on Trump to defend free speech from global censorship

    09/02/2019 5:25:55 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/02/19 | Madison Gesiotto
    President Trump deserves enormous credit for his exceptional commitment to free speech at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France. Foreign leaders, like our own illiberal, liberal activists, are chomping at the bit to introduce ever more online censorship. At the G7, European leaders introduced a measure that would have drafted tech companies into the role of government censors, forcing them to police online content and remove anything that bureaucrats deem to be insensitive. Emmanuel Macron struggled in vain to conceal his disappointment as he announced that the United States had refused to sign on to his pet G7 compact, which...
  • Tourist from Louisiana..tells of the moment he nabs thief who tried to steal the..Magna Carta [tr]

    10/27/2018 5:38:26 AM PDT · by C19fan · 10 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 26, 2018 | Sebastian Murphy-bates and Charlie Bayliss
    An American tourist who tackled a knife-wielding thief trying to steal a £20million Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral has spoken about his heroics. Matt Delacambre managed to hold onto the hooded man until security were able to arrive and apprehend the suspect. The 56-year-old said: 'I couldn't let him get away with it. The Magna Carta is one of the most important documents in the world.'
  • Man arrested for trying to steal Magna Carta

    10/26/2018 7:14:40 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | October 26, 2018 | Staff and Agencies
    A man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to steal a Magna Carta from Salisbury Cathedral. Wiltshire police said the 45-year-old was arrested on Thursday after alarms were triggered by an attempt to smash the glass box in which the artefact was displayed. A man matching witnesses’ descriptions was arrested on suspicion of attempted theft, possession of an offensive weapon and criminal damage. Police said he remained in custody. The document was not damaged in the incident. Magna Carta, one of the most significant documents in British history, is a peace treaty that was sealed by King John in...
  • Tucker Carlson: British nationalist credits Americans for release (Trump behind the scenes)

    08/04/2018 12:24:56 AM PDT · by Hostage · 22 replies
    Spero News ^ | AUG 03, 2018 | BY MARTIN BARILLAS
    [snip] ROBINSON: I say a thank you to the Middle East Forum, a thank you to Congressman Gosar, a thank you to Ambassador Brownback, people -- thank you to yourself, Tucker, people who come out -- because we know that in this country, anyone who speaks about Islam -- you can believe -- you can be a complete liberal, the minute you mention, criticize Islam, you are deigned and attacked by everybody. “All I’d done was read a BBC news article, a BBC news article that is still online now for millions of people to see. And I was taken...
  • Magna Carta was signed on June 15, 1215: quotes, Horrible Histories, Monty Python, Mark Steyn.

    06/15/2018 1:09:31 PM PDT · by harpygoddess · 13 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/14/2018 | Harpygoddess
    The Magna Carta (the "Great Charter"), the basis of the thesis that leaders are not above the law, the beginning of the path from absolute monarchy to the rule of law, and an important foundation of our Anglo-Saxon liberties, was signed on June 15, 1215 by England's King John at Runnymede, south of London. John, the youngest son of Henry II, reigned from 1199 to 1216 and aroused fierce opposition in both the nobility and the church for his high-handed authoritarianism. The resulting bloodless rebellion ended when John - under compulsion - signed the Great Charter, drafted in Latin by...
  • Trump to issue Magna Carta of religious liberty

    02/21/2017 9:56:07 AM PST · by V K Lee · 31 replies
    https://www.onenewsnow.com/ ^ | 2/3/17 | Bryan Fischer
    According to a left-wing website, The Nation, the president is circulating a draft of an executive order on religious liberty that will bring civil rights protections for Christians into the 21st century. Its stated purpose is "to guide the executive branch in formulating and implementing policies with implications for the religious freedom of persons and organizations in America." Christian organizations include even "closely held for-profit corporations, operated for a religious purpose, even if its purpose is not exclusively religious." It is a perfectly appropriate executive order because it is a directive from the head of the executive branch, the president,...
  • Magna Carta 2.0: Good For Freedom,Good For Growth-Trump Is The Big Winner,Obama Got Crushed

    06/25/2016 8:23:00 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 25, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    The original Magna Carta was a charter agreed to by King John of England in 1215. It just celebrated its 801st anniversary. So no, I wasn’t there. But that charter has become part of an important, iconic, political myth that the deal between an unpopular king and rebellious barons marked the beginning of individual English freedoms, personal liberties, and due-process protection of individuals under the law. Magna Carta has also been cited as providing the essential foundation for the contemporary powers of Parliament and legal principles such as habeas corpus.
  • Magna Carta was signed on June 15, 1215: history, quotes, and Monty Python's explanation

    06/15/2016 12:43:32 PM PDT · by harpygoddess · 36 replies
    VA Viper ^ | 06/15/2016 | HarpyGoddess
    The Magna Carta, the basis of the thesis that leaders are not above the law, the beginning of the path from absolute monarchy to the rule of law, and an important foundation of our Anglo-Saxon liberties, was signed on June 15, 1215.
  • The Myth of Magna Carta, by Edward Jenks

    11/29/2015 4:42:01 PM PST · by ProgressingAmerica · 5 replies
    The Independent Review | 1904
    THE MYTH OF MAGNA CARTAby Edward Jenks "MAGNA CARTA is then the first corporate act of the nation roused to the sense of its unity." "The nation in general, the people of the towns and villages, the commons of later days . . . had now thrown themselves on the side of the barons." "The people . . . for the first time since the Conquest ranged themselves on the side of the barons against the king." These are the words, clear and unmistakeable, of a writer to whom every student of English history owes an incalculable debt, who combines...
  • Justice Randy J. Holland to speak on Magna Carta [Delaware and Area Interest]

    10/05/2015 8:23:22 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 4 replies
    Delaware Public Archives ^ | October 2015 | Delaware Public Archives
    October 7, 2015 – 6:30 p.m. Delaware Supreme Court Justice Randy J. Holland will speak at the Delaware Public Archives on Wednesday evening, Oct. 7, 6:30 p.m., on the topic of the 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta, the so-called Great Charter of 1215, which serves as the foundation for both the British and American systems of government. Justice Holland is the editor of the book, Magna Carta, Muse and Mentor, published in 2014 by the Library of Congress and Thomson Reuters to commemorate the anniversary. Among the book’s authors are Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., Justice Sandra Day O’Connor...
  • The Truth about the Magna Carta

    09/21/2015 11:16:47 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 28 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 20, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    The details surrounding the Magna Carta are often overlooked, but it remains a revered document. Author David Starkey explained the importance of the Magna Carta while promoting his latest book, Magna Carta: The Medieval Roots of Modern Politics, at the libertarian think tank Cato Institute. Starkey is also a BBC Radio and TV presenter. For openers, there is the reason why the Magna Carta was negotiated at Runnymede Fields. The English barons and King John selected that spot “because it was a bog,” said Starkey, “The place is moist, wet ground. It is a water meadow, so it is a...
  • Via handwriting analysis, scholar discovers unknown Magna Carta scribe

    09/04/2015 2:06:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    Phys dot Org ^ | September 2, 2015 | Angela Becerra Vidergar
    Eight hundred years ago, one of the world's most important documents was born. Issued by King John of England in 1215, the Magna Carta ("Great Charter") acknowledged the rights of citizens and set restrictions on the power of the king. The Magna Carta has influenced the structures of modern democracies, including the writ of habeas corpus of the U.S. Constitution... According to Treharne, her research suggests the Salisbury Magna Carta was not just received and preserved at Salisbury, but that the Salisbury Magna Carta was written at Salisbury by one of the cathedral's own scribes. She recently co-published her findings...
  • King John and the Road to the Magna Carta

    07/06/2015 10:16:31 PM PDT · by OddLane · 8 replies
    The John Batchelor Show ^ | July 6, 2015 | John Batchelor
    Fascinating interview of Stephen Church by John Batchelor. Discussion of the political and military events which led to the Magna Carta and border divisions within the kingdoms of France.
  • Saluting a “Great Charter” of Liberty

    06/20/2015 7:07:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 20, 2015 | Ed Feulner
    It won’t be long before Americans all across the country are celebrating our great national birthday. And we won’t do so quietly. “It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty,” John Adams, our second president, wrote of July 4. “It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forever more.” Indeed it should. I also frequently urge people to reread our founding charter, the Declaration of Independence, which...
  • King John Tried to Butcher the Authors of Magna Carta

    06/19/2015 11:22:45 AM PDT · by Sopater · 23 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | June 15, 2015 | James Bovard
    On this day 800 years ago, King John was compelled to sign the Magna Charta, formally accepting a limit to his prerogative to ravage everything in England. But the ink on his signature was barely dry before he brought in foreign forces and tried to wipe out the barons who had compelled him to sign the Charta. The English almost lost their newly-recognized rights within months of the signing because they were not sufficiently suspicious of the King. As David Hume noted in his magisterial History of England, The ravenous and barbarous mercenaries, incited by a cruel and enraged...
  • Happy 800th Anniversary, Magna Carta!

    06/19/2015 11:09:07 AM PDT · by philly-d-kidder · 8 replies
    National Catholic Register ^ | Jun 19, 2015 10:14 AM | BY JOANNA BOGLE
    LONDON — June 19 will mark the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta — the great charter of rights and freedoms drawn up by the Catholic Abbots of England’s Catholic monasteries and the feudal barons of the English counties and presented to King John to sign. Queen Elizabeth II will visit Runnymede on the Thames, where the signing took place, and various ceremonies and commemorative events are planned around the country for the occasion. But what most people perhaps do not recognize is the central role played by the ROMAN CATHOLIC Church in all of this.
  • 800 Years of English Rule of Law

    06/17/2015 12:48:34 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Ricochet ^ | June 16, 2015 | Rand Simberg
    Yesterday was the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede. The “Great Charter” (actually, its full name was Magna Carta Libertatum, or Great Charter of Liberty) was the first codification in English history of the principle that the power of government had limitations. I attended a mini-conference to commemorate it on Sunday night and yesterday morning. Hosted by the American Freedom Alliance, in Bellaire (near the UCLA campus), it was an intellectual feast, with talks and panels from historical scholars and law professors (including Amy Peikoff, an Objectivist atheist who declared Ted Cruz to be the...
  • The whitewashing of England’s Catholic history

    06/16/2015 8:39:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    catholicherald.co.uk ^ | 16 Jun 2015 | Ed West
    Last week I was writing about Magna Carta and how the Catholic Church’s role has been written out, in particular the part of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Stephen Langton. But the same could also be said about much of English history from 600AD to 1600; from the very first law code written in English, which begins with a clause protecting Church property, to the intellectual flourishing of the 13th century, led by churchmen such as Roger Bacon, the Franciscan friar who foresaw air travel. However, the whitewashing of English Catholic history is mainly seen in three areas: political liberty, economic...
  • Magna Carta at 800: We are still enjoying the freedoms won

    06/15/2015 6:00:10 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | 06/15/2015 | John Stanton
    Except that there's something rather different about this rural corner of England. These riverside fields at Runnymede are reputed to be the setting for one of the most significant moments in UK democratic and constitutional history. The National Trust labels it "the birthplace of modern democracy," while an impressive monument commemorates a "symbol of freedom under law." It was here, of course, that the Magna Carta is said to have been sealed on June 15, 1215 under the title of the "Great Charter."
  • Archaeologists Have Uncovered A Royal Palace Used By King Henry II

    09/23/2007 1:38:57 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 212+ views
    Newbury Today ^ | 9-23-2007
    Archaeologists have uncovered a royal palace used by King Henry II AN ANCIENT royal palace near Kingsclere unearthed during recent excavations will be open to the public over the weekend (September 22-23). The Royal Palace of Fremantle has lain hidden under the Hampshire Downs at Tidgrove Warren Farm, in the parish of Hannington, for nearly 900 years. Over the last three years the site has been excavated by staff and students from the University of Southampton in association with the Kingsclere Heritage Association local volunteers. Explorations have revealed a medieval enclosed settlement surrounded by a massive ditch - larger than...