June marks the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta, the “Great Charter” that established the rule of law for the English-speaking world. Its revolutionary impact still resounds today, writes Daniel Hannan.
Interesting to reflect on the Wall Street Journal’s article. When men finally accent to the idea that the rights of man are divine endowments, unalienable by the laws of nature and of nature’s god, then the discussion of liberty begins. As Dr. Skousen has pointed out, “The Magna Charta not only refers to the rights of the barons, the towns, and the churches, but it also makes frequent reference to the rights of English “free-men.” The Founders counted themselves freemen and invoked the Magna Charta as a covenant on the part of the king and his heirs that those rights would be respected. ” Making of America, p. 197. Principle 1: God is the Author of Prosperity.