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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Not to be confused with Manga ...

    Pretty interesting

    http://www.newser.com/story/202127/4-magna-cartas-never-in-same-place-until-now.html

    "The event marks the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, which established the timeless principle that no individual, even a monarch, is above the law. "

    And this document is one of the corner stones of most American law. (I am not sure about Louisiana, which is based upon French law)

    "The Magna Carta included acknowledgments that taxes can't be arbitrary and that free men can't be imprisoned without first being judged by peers or the law"

    http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/magna_carta/

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  2. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Well that explains a few things.:D
     
  3. Provincial

    Provincial Near Salem, OR Well-Known Member

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    The Magna Carta was the beginning. The important document that followed was the English Bill of Rights in 1689. Our Bill of Rights was modeled on that document, but took it further.
    For instance:
    "The fifth provision gives the people the right to bear arms so long as they are allowed to by law. This provision was important at the time of the creation of the Bill because at that point Protestants were not allowed to bear arms, only Catholics were. This provision abolished that law and reinstated the rights to Protestants as well as Catholics."
     
  4. forefathersrback

    forefathersrback Central Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Magna Carta; corner stone of American law....hmmmm. The only thing I see is Patriot act 1 & 2, Military Commissions act, etc..........Huh. I am sure glad no ones above the law.
     
  5. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    http://thefederalist.com/2015/02/09/liberty-and-the-bill-of-rights/

    "The foundational document of Anglo-American constitutionalism, the Magna Carta, turns 800 years old this summer.

    "This fall will mark the 250th anniversary of what might be the American equivalent of the Magna Carta: the Stamp Act Congress’s “Declaration of Rights and Grievances,” the first public document in the runup to the Revolution, claiming against the King and Parliament the colonists’ equal share in the “rights and privileges” of British subjects.
     
  6. AMT

    AMT Vancouver, WA. Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    True story......

    We were in England visiting family. We were driving along a freeway (can't remember the number) and I saw, off in the distance, what appeared to be a white gazebo looking structure, in a grassy area. I also noticed that there was no real "parking area" like you see in the U.S. when there is a "rest area" of sorts.

    I mentioned, "What is that? That is a neat gazebo out in the middle of no where." (It looked like the structure at Runnymede)

    "Oh, that is where the Magna Carta was signed."

    "You mean, like THE Magna Carta?"

    "Yeah."

    "Can we stop on the way back?"

    "What for? It isn't much to look at."

    Never did get a chance to stop on the way back.
     
  7. Kimber Custom

    Kimber Custom Vancouver, WA Bronze Vendor Bronze Vendor

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    I've posted this before but it's worth watching and really understanding the context of the 5 documents that proceed the constitution.

    It is very partisan and contains a religious slant/point of view:

     
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  8. 2beaucoup

    2beaucoup Kent, WA Member

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    This is a little off topic, but.....outside the front door of Huttig Building Products in Auburn there stands a section of a tree that was over 800 years old when it was felled. They have marked different dates in our history on its growth rings. The Magna Carta was signed when it was 32 years old.
     
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  9. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Well that kind of sucks.
     
  10. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I just watched 12 Monkeys - The Movie - last night. Similar scene included which I think is from Hitchcock's Vertigo.
     
  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Glad you clarified it was a movie... o_O
     
  12. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I was thinking literal monkeys... LOL! ;)
     
  14. BoonDocks36

    BoonDocks36 Oregon, in the boondocks Christian. Conservative. Male.

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    :pThe Magna Carta, was named afta the Mothu' of Jimmy & Billy Carta, the PeeNuut Farmahs, cause she tried to buy it on eBay...

    Drum Roll ... Please...

    No! Don' throw PeeNuts, the Cartah's need the money, they be po' folk now, like Hitlery and Billery "Ah didn't have Peenut Butter with that woman"

    philipisms, its best to just go along with the joke, humor me, Ah Like that!!! :p
     
  15. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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