June 1, 2015
The concept that man is subject to the rule of law, rather than the rule of law being subject to the whim of man, was birthed 800 years ago this month with the execution of and affixing of his royal seal upon the Magna Carta at Runnymede by King John.
The Wall Street Journal, here, has an excellent article on the world-changing importance of this document, and all freedoms that flowed therefrom: “uncensored newspapers, security of property, equality before the law, habeas corpus, regular elections, sanctity of contract, jury trials.of the things.”
But this 800 years of freedom is, and always has been, under constant threat. We all must remain vigilant.