“Real rights are like Magna Carta: restraints on state power.”
@MarksteynOnline writes about The Field Where Liberty Was Sown
Security of the person, property rights, religious freedom, due process… The core animating principles of modern free societies began in that muddy field in Runnymede eight centuries ago. That’s why it’s the most important anniversary of the year: when the pampered, solipsistic beneficiaries of an 800-year inheritance start to lose the habits of liberty, only darkness lies ahead. Better to re-learn the old lessons while we still can.
The Magna Carta Libertatum: The Great Charter of Liberties was signed on June 15, 1215, 800 years ago.