teaching my family about rights and freedoms

I have been long pondering on how I will teach my family about rights and freedoms. As a Canadian, born here in this great white north,  transplanted to the states, and returned once again to my homeland ; I have learned much concerning our hopes but also the realities.

Let me interrupt my self by saying I do not endorse terrorism or force.  I believe as Ayn Rand said” no man may initiate the use of physical force against others. No man—or group or society or government—has the right to assume the role of a criminal and initiate the use of physical compulsion against any man. Men have the right to use physical force only in retaliation and only against those who initiate its use.” And as such…” I too swear—by my life and my love of it—that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine.” So over throwing the government is WAAAAy out!

How does one explain freedom to a Canadian? We insist we have the free-est country in the world. “true north strong and free” .

An experience concerning my brothers house brought the perfect analogy.. my brothers house, and the other houses which foundations were eroded by the floods of my home town creek … became untennetable. As canadians  the basis of our beliefs have a crumbled foundation. We no longer are a level house …..we find the foundation of Canada must either be rebuilt from scratch…or the house will fall.

Magna Carta

It was a document signed by an English king, in the year 1215. King John agreed to sign the nobles’ Carta – which proclaimed that everyone would have rights, henceforth (and he signed it to avoid having a “really bad day”, i.e. being beheaded by a sword) – the nobles who’d taken him captive then pledged their allegiance to him.

“The charter required King John of England to proclaim certain liberties, and accept that his will was not arbitrary, for example by explicitly accepting that no ‘freeman’ (in the sense of a non-serf) could be punished, except through the law of the land

The Magna Carta was signed in June 1215 between the barons of Medieval England and King John. “Magna Carta” is Latin and means “Great Charter”. The Magna Carta was one of the most important documents of Medieval England.

It was signed (by royal seal) between the barons and John at Runnymede near Windsor Castle. The document was a series of written promises between the king and his subjects that he, the king, would govern England and deal with its people according to the customs of feudal law. Magna Carta was an attempt by the barons to stop a king – in this case John – abusing his power with the people of England suffering.

Why would a king – who was meant to be all powerful in his own country – agree to the demands of the barons who were meant to be below him in authority ?

England had for some years owned land in France. The barons had provided the king with both money and men to defend this territory. Traditionally, the king had always consulted the barons before raising taxes (as they had to collect it) and demanding more men for military service (as they had to provide the men). This was all part of the Feudal System.

While kings were militarily successful abroad, relations between the kings and the barons were good. John was not successful in his military campaigns abroad. His constant demands for more money and men angered the barons. By 1204, John had lost his land in northern France. In response to this, John introduced high taxes without asking the barons. This was against feudal law and accepted custom.

John made mistakes in other areas as well. He angered the Roman Catholic Church. The pope, angered by John’s behaviour, banned all church services in England in 1207. Religion, and the fear of Hell, were very important to the people including the barons. The Catholic Church taught the people that they could only get to Heaven if the Catholic Church believed that they were good enough to get there. How could they show their goodness and love of God if the churches were shut ? Even worse for John was the fact that the pope excommunicated him in 1209. This meant that John could never get to Heaven until the pope withdrew the excommunication. Faced with this, John climbed down and accepted the power of the Catholic Church giving them many privileges in 1214.

1214 was a disastrous year for John for another reason. Once again, he suffered military defeat in an attempt to get back his territory in northern France. He returned to London demanding more money from taxes. This time the barons were not willing to listen. They rebelled against his power. The barons captured London. However, they did not defeat John entirely and by the Spring of 1215, both sides were willing to discuss matters. The result was the Magna Carta.

The document can be divided into sections :

The first clauses concern the position of the Catholic Church in England.

Those that follow state that John will be less harsh on the barons.

Many of the clauses concern England’s legal system.

Magna Carta promised laws that were good and fair. It states that everyone shall have access to courts and that costs and money should not be an issue if someone wanted to take a problem to the law courts.

It also states that no freeman will be imprisoned or punished without first going through the proper legal system. In future years the word “freeman” was replaced by “no one” to include everybody.

The last few sections deal with how the Magna Carta would be enforced in England. Twenty five barons were given the responsibility of making sure the king carried out what was stated in the Magna Carta – the document clearly states that they could use force if they felt it was necessary. To give the Magna Carta an impact, the royal seal of King John was put on it to show people that it had his royal support.

The Magna Carta is the ‘license’ given by the people for the Crown to exist, and legitimacy of Crown (and therefore any parliament under it) is firmly and eternally set within the expressions of Magna Carta – the parties agreed, and the treaty was rooted, and became a living tree. It can be lawfully added to, but it CAN NOT be lawfully infringed or pruned or limited. The fact that Magna Carta was added to in no way diminishes its authority as the Supreme Law – if anything, this only serves to expand its duty as a preservation of our inherent Liberties and Rights. There is, in practical reality, only one Charter, and this Charter was grown over the period expressed in each form, with the 1297 Charter being the inclusive culmination of the fully matured treaty.

Magna Carta is the eternal treaty and covenant made between land owners, the congregation of faithful, free men, and the “royal” family we decided to grant the PRIVILEGE of rule – parliament was, at that time, no part of it, since it did not even come into existence until the later part of the 14th century. Later on, we created a system that maintains the authority to the Crown, and delegates real power to parliament, with each below and bound to the Supreme Law as expressed in our Great Charters.

Article 39 is a very strict limitation on what a [Crown] legislature can write, and indeed many Acts (statutes and regulations) are currently in gross violation of this Supreme Law, and are therefore (legally speaking) of no force or effect. The government must use intimidation and/or trickery to get you to theoretically “voluntarily assent” to a waiving of your inherent rights, or they have no legal (lawful) justification and/or authority. Infringement of a right is an assault under any rational or legitimate system of law, and we all have an absolute RIGHT to use reasonable and effective force to defend ourselves against assault – regardless of the alleged status of the perpetrator (see :Rule of Law).

This problem of government assault of your rights is further aggravated by the utter failure of the courts (the judges of which are paid and appointed by governments) to recognise and uphold our Supreme Law, which was created for the protection of individuals, when it is raised as a defence of our rights and liberty. The remedy for this failure therefore falls back on individuals to assert and establish the SUPREME LAW, and we are to do so as stated by the remedy outlined in the Magna Carta itself and/or as a common law recourse to any act of aggression, which is what is clearly occurring on a variety of levels. All the moreso as government, once again, trots out their tried and true “liberty in exchange for security” deception, which countless governments in human history have used, to oppress the very people they are supposed to serve, with ever increasing measure, and even brutality…..

4 things wrong

Politian’s corrupted- the ‘license’ given by the people for the Crown to exist the crown now licences the people to exist.

Article 39 is a very strict limitation on what a [Crown] legislature can write, and indeed many Acts (statutes and regulations) are currently in gross violation of this Supreme Law, and are therefore (legally speaking) of no force or effect. The government must use intimidation and/or trickery to get you to theoretically “voluntarily assent” to a waiving of your inherent rights, or they have no legal (lawful) justification and/or authority. Infringement of a right is an assault under any rational or legitimate system of law, and we all have an absolute RIGHT to use reasonable and effective force to defend ourselves against assault – regardless of the alleged status of the perpetrator (see :Rule of Law).

Law corrupted- the utter failure of the courts (the judges of which are paid and appointed by governments) to recognise and uphold our Supreme Law, which was created for the protection of individuals, when it is raised as a defence of our rights and liberty.

Their piers corrupted—–The Parliament of Canada, affirming that the Canadian Nation is founded upon principles that acknowledge the supremacy of God, the dignity and worth of the human person and the position of the family in a society of free men and free institutions; Affirming also that men and institutions remain free only when freedom is founded upon respect for moral and spiritual values and the rule of law; (corrupted?? Yup!)

The charter ——“A charter is the grant of authority or rights, stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified. It is implicit that the granter retains superiority (or sovereignty), and that the recipient admits a limited (or inferior) status within the relationship, and it is within that sense that charters were historically granted, “

The magna carta was a good start and created the environment for this fledgling idea of individual freedom to exist. But the current canadian system does not provide a legal and lawful recourse to reasserted tyranny.

Sooooo its broke and unfixable….. what to do now??

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