On freedom (2)
by Patrick O'Brien
Our ‘Rule of Law’ is a concept born from the Magna Carta — a Charter intended to protect us from the excesses of the Crown. Over time, the great Articles contained in that Charter have been whittled away to the point where, now, in our modern, Alice-in-Wonderland and upside-down world, Governments use the Rule of Law to control and subjugate us. In New Zealand statutes, for example, all that remains of the original Charter is Article 29 which I’ve outlined in the quote above. Here’s the full text:
“NO freeman shall be taken or imprisoned, or be disseised of his freehold, or liberties, or free customs, or be outlawed, or exiled, or any other wise destroyed; nor will we not pass upon him, nor condemn him, but by lawful judgement of his peers, or by the law of the land. We will sell to no man, we will not deny or defer to any man either justice or right.”
Some notes from New Zealand . . .
● The Rule of Law