Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Hicks: Wicked King John of Oz forgets his Magna Carta

Looks like King John the 2nd of Oz, has forgotten yet another history lesson.

DH seems to recall that back in the good old days when she and John Howard were growing up, every 4th Grader in the realm learned that the proudest achievements of British civilisation was underpinned by Magna Carta. A quick check at the British Library reveals that 2 relevant sections to Our current travails still stand:

+ (39) No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights
or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or
deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force
against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his
equals or by the law of the land.

+ (40) To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice

Now it is true that back in 1215, King John I never had to face anything quite as abominable as Islamo-Fascist fundamentalism, (suicide archery having its technical limitations). DH would in principle be very happy to see Sheik Hilaly, the Brotherhood of Hizb-ut-Tavrir, all the "Moustaches with Fists" that from time to time grace our television sets, as well as their hood-blinkered wives, put on the slowboat back to Mecca, or any Islamic earthly paradise of their choice, if they can find one.

But not if comes at the cost of unravelling all that we hold dear about our civilisation

It was bad enough when Howard wanted to turn back the clock to the 1950's.

But to 1214??????


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