Monday, June 22, 2015
Magna Carta, the Great Charter - Clause 61 Lawfull Rebellion
(See illustration below from Wikipedia - Source: British Library)
Many lay people, serfs or plebs may not have ever heard of this document, and rightly so, not because it's 800 years old, but it's part of a process of opening people's eyes to the injustices and crimes that 'authorities' commit against the common folk.
Modern technology has also allowed information to travel literally at lightning speed, allowing people from all walks of life, including the lay, serfs and plebs, paedophile judges, corrupt criminals masquerading as MP's to communicate via something called the 'internet'.
While there is common saying "knowledge is power", another saying "a little knowledge is a dangerous thing" definitely holds merit.
On this thing called the 'internet' there has been a bit of 'white noise' in regards to this document of 1215.
In particular to Chapter/Clause 61 regarding something called a "Lawful Rebellion"
So the sheep (in Australia and the U.K) have obtained a bit of knowledge on this document they 'discovered' and wish to apply this against the corrupt(?) Monarchy of today.
"Yeah.... It's our RIGHT to rebel against the oppressive authorities" or
" I served a document on Her Majesty the Queen",
or whatever else the commoners are saying.
But how many have actually read the document?
How many know the true meaning of the context of the words?
The following text is (one version) on Clause 61:
Since for God, for the improvement of our kingdom, and to better allay the discord arisen between us and our barons, we have granted all these concessions, and wishing that the concessions be enjoyed in their entirety with firm endurance (for ever), we give and grant to the barons the following security:
Namely, that the barons choose any twenty-five barons of the kingdom they wish, who must with all their might observe and hold, and cause to be observed, the peace and liberties we have granted and confirmed to them by this our present Charter. Then, if we, our chief justiciar, our bailiffs or any of our officials, offend in any respect against any man, or break any of the articles of the peace or of this security, and the offence is notified to four of the said twenty-five barons, the four shall come to us—or to our chief justicicar if we are absent from the kingdom—to declare the transgression and petition that we make amends without delay.
And if we, or in our absence abroad the chief justice, have not corrected the transgression within forty days, reckoned from the day on which the offence was declared to us (or to the chief justice if we are out of the realm), the four barons mentioned before shall refer the matter to the rest of the twenty-five barons. Together with the community of the whole land, they shall then distrain and distress us in every way possible, namely by seizing castles, lands, possessions and in any other they can (saving only our own person and those of the queen and our children), until redress has been obtain in their opinion. And when amends have been made, they shall obey us as before.
Whoever in the country wants to, may take an oath to obey the orders of the twenty-five barons for the execution of all the previously mentioned matters and, with the barons, to distress us to the utmost of his power. We publicly and freely give permission to every one who wishes to take this oath, and we shall never forbid any one from taking it. Indeed, all those in the land who are unwilling to this oath, we shall by our command compel them to swear to it.
If any one of the twenty-five barons dies or leaves the country, or is in any other manner incapacitated so the previously mentioned provisions cannot be undertaken, the remaining barons of the twenty-five shall choose another in his place as they think fit, who shall be duly sworn in like the rest.
If there is any disagreement amongst the twenty-five barons on any matter presented to them, or if some of them are unwilling or unable to be present, what the majority of those present ordain or command shall be held as fixed and established, exactly as if all twenty-five had consented in this.
The said twenty-five barons shall swear to faithfully observe all the aforesaid articles and will do all they can to ensure that the articles are observed by others.
And we shall procure nothing from any one, either personally or indirectly, whereby any part of these concessions and liberties might be revoked or diminished; and if any such thing has been procured, let it be void and null, and we shall never make use of it ourselves or through someone else.
So for all those Aussies and their British counterparts who wish to start a lawful rebellion, BEST you jump on your horse and find a Baron or 25, that's provided you're a "Freeman on The Land".
There just may be 8 freemen in Australia, and then there's the hurdle of the 'Barons' and no it's not the one who is in a red plane waging war.
Anyone who serves a notice on the Queen for a 'Lawful Rebellion', deserves a public flogging, to be recorded and broadcast on this thingi called the 'interwebs', maybe 'youtubes' will be the place to put it on, 'cause the plebs love their youtubes.