"Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he."
-- Proverbs 29:18, King James Bible (KJV)

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

The Due Process of Law and the Magna Carta

The Economist explains the massive importance of the Magna Carta to the development of the then revolutionary concept of the due process of law, which significantly curtails the absolute powers of the sovereign and is at the root of the modern concepts of democracy and human rights, such as are in the current world substantially under siege.  See Magna Carta at the Economist