So why would I write an article on the Magna Carta in today’s age? Why bother, when in our modern time people don’t even know who the vice president is? I do it for one simple reason, because it is important to remember. This document was born from the minds of men who demanded freedom. Once it was introduced and word spread the idea could not be killed. It is the idea, and always the idea that must not be forgotten. The idea that humans have essential rights. We have the right to be our own man or woman. The right to live without the fear from our leaders. The more of us that remember the importance of freedom, the harder it is for dictatorships to thrive. The other reality is that we live on a planet that is very, very violet. There will come a day when we are hit with a supervolcanoe, comet, mega solar flares and pandemic just to name a few. This could rip apart our society, and it is vital we rebuild it with the Spirit of freedom in mind. I hope you enjoy my mini history lesson of the Magna Carta. Continue reading
You witness what the government is doing now a days, and it doesn’t feel right. You hear the words, “that’s unConstitutional to pass this law.” But, you honestly don’t know the specific reason a certain law should not be passed. My friend you are not alone. I would bet good money that most of the congressman, senators, and presidents don’t know their Constitution.
So why should you bother to learn about the documents? The Constitution and the bill of rights are the intellectual soul of the republic of the United States of America. The documents are meant to be a guiding light to become a better nation. I am fully aware of the dark side of America, but I still believe in my heart that they are the greatest documents the world has ever seen. But the POWER of these documents comes from the Citizens of American, not the Politician. If there is no one that remembers them, then there is no one left to defend the Constitution.
Do you know the answer to these questions?
- Are we a democracy?
- Can we tell what are forefathers were thinking when they created the Constitution and bill of rights?
- Is there a difference between a lower case “r” and an upper case ”R”?
- What is allodial title?
- What are the federalist papers?
- Is the Federal Reserve a governmental agency?
Below are some resources that can answer those questions: Continue reading
Q: What is the Writ of Habeas Corpus?
A: “Legal Action which requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court.”
Q: How did Habeas Corpus come into being?
A: “The practice and right of Habeas Corpus was settled practice and law at the time of Magna Carta and was thus a fundamental part of the unwritten common “law of the land” as was expressly recognized by Magna Carta.” Joseph Dale Robertson
Q: Why do we have the Writ of Habeas Corpus?
A: “It’s the right of habeas corpus that makes the thought of being illegally imprisoned in a democratic society such a far-off idea. Habeas corpus is a prisoner’s one way to question the legality of his or her imprisonment.” Continue reading
This information comes directly from http://www.leg.state.or.us/orcons/orcons.html . Next week we will explore Article II of the Oregon Constitution.
26. Assemblages of people; instruction of representatives; application to legislature
27. Right to bear arms; military subordinate to civil power
28. Quartering soldiers
29. Titles of nobility; hereditary distinctions
32. Taxes and duties; uniformity of taxation
33. Enumeration of rights not exclusive
34. Slavery or involuntary servitude
39. Sale of liquor by individual glass
40. Penalty for aggravated murder
41. Work and training for corrections institution inmates; work programs; limitations; duties of corrections director
42. Rights of victim in criminal prosecutions and juvenile court delinquency proceedings
43. Rights of victim and public to protection from accused person during criminal proceedings; denial of pretrial release
44. Term of imprisonment imposed by court to be fully served; exceptions
45. Person convicted of certain crimes not eligible to serve as juror on grand jury or trial jury in criminal case