Magna Carta v Terra Carta: Challenging the Divine Right of Kings in a 21st Century Age of Monuments, Mourners, Masochists & Malevolents

Submitted by Terence M. Blackett

“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.” ~ Shakespeare (Henry IV, Part II)

Mankind continues to lean on the broken staff of finite understanding regarding nature and it varied potentialities while scorning and scoffing at “Prophetic Science,” and its warnings of a looming apocalypsus – while at the same time exalting human science, not having learned anything from past histories, or from the terminal fate of the antediluvian world. Until we allow the truth to extricate us from the tyrannically fatalistic bog of confusion and weird, man-made, pseudo-science – we run the ominous risk of turning our ill-conceived, deceptive efforts of saving planet earth, into weapons of mass deception resulting in mass destruction and terminal demise.

All around the world can be seen the wretched, miserable, poor, blind and naked hallucinogenic effects of planetary conditions, where so-called leaders are utterly failing on one hand to be sound in doing what they teach others to do, and failing spectacularly on the other hand to keep themselves detached from doing what they teach other NOT* to do, but moreover, intent on keeping the masses blindsided by this ignominious deception.

In the 13th century, much like today in the 21st century, we are faced with the need find consensus over a vast array of issues that will inevitably hang out to dry some [8] billion souls. The medieval elites of the 13th century – (the kings & queens of England & Europe), in cahoots with the popes of Rome, who wanted complete control of all human life. However, a group of barons & lords (elites in their own right), wanted a bold charter based on the fundamental human rights of the person, (given the egregious nature of the divine rule of kings), with limitations to the autocratic perfidy of monarchy.

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Unification of the Magna Carta: The Model for Constitutions in the English Speaking World

A copy of the Magna Carta from Sailsbury Cathedral

A copy of the Magna Carta from Sailsbury Cathedral

Although Magna Carta was signed in 1213, it was issued on 15 June 1215. Magna Carta represents the most important part of the extensive historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law in the English speaking world. It was used as a model for many of the colonies, including Barbados, as they were developing their own legal systems and the constitutions as they became independent.

Barbados’ own Treaty of Oistins, signed at the Mermaid Tavern in Oistins in 1652 depends heavily on Magna Carta. And the US Constitution, that incorporates large chunks of the Treaty of Oistins, also heavily depends on Magna Carta

Magna Carta put into law certain rights that we tend to take for granted today. Such as that no freeman can be punished, except through the law of the land. Of course, today the word “freeman” refers to all men and women. The actual clause, translated, reads:

“29. NO Freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his Freehold, or Liberties, or free Customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will We not pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgment of his Peers, or by the Law of the land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either Justice or Right.”

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