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It’s interesting that a large portion of the contents of Magna Carta have been repealed over time, even though it’s considered to be a very important and influential legal document that went on to inspire the US constitution and the legal system that we live under today (Wikipedia). The circumstances surrounding its creation are interesting as well, it was created to ensure that the king and his government were not above the law and it stated that people had rights not to be unlawfully imprisoned, because at the time (1215), the king’s word was the law. Sound familiar?

Just 5 years ago, the houses of parliament commemorated 800 years since the sealing of Magna Carta. The only thing they celebrated was the fact that they’ve managed to make most of it obsolete, paving the way for moments like this where they can unlawfully imprison us by way of lockdowns and restrictions and create laws on top of laws to make it stick.

The principle behind the creation of Magna Carta, as well as the entirety of it should still stand today, for all of us. If it’s good enough to still be celebrated then it’s good enough to still be exercised and implemented.