Yeah, you said what I said. If stoneage man hadn't invented the wheel and discovered fire we wouldn't be driving cars now. That's about the significance of the Magna Carta to modern law. Many things are based upon it but its been superceded so may times..... its a historical artefact taken out of context. It had absolutely nothing at all to do with freedom of all men, only rich people who were already free.Well there's always a few know all's on here that's for sure - yea you know best,
"Magna Carta is a cornerstone of the individual liberties that we enjoy, and it presents an ongoing challenge to arbitrary rule. But over time, while not envisaged at the time of its drafting, Magna Carta has for many been seen not only as a foundation of liberty, but also one of democracy. And this broader notion of the wider significance of Magna Carta makes it especially relevant today. It is perhaps easiest to think of Magna Carta in two ways: first, as a document of historical and legal significance; and secondly, as a principle underlying how we live, through equality under the rule of law and through accountability. Magna Carta matters both for what it said in 1215 and, perhaps more significantly now, for what it has come to symbolise."
Prof Justin Fisher.
Like I said before "You may take our lives, but you'll never take our illusion of freedom!!!"