Yesterday, June 15, was the anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta at Runnymede. This year would mark 805 years since that document was signed. The article at the New American was published in 2015, and obviously much has happened in that short five-year period. The article mentions that we have Magna Carta to thank for the ‘Rule of Law’ as well as for the freedoms we enjoy. It seems to me that our freedoms are less than secure, to put it mildly.
I don’t think anyone foresaw today’s events, even as recently as 2015. It’s ironic when we think about what 2020 has brought, both for the UK and for the U.S. Will we even be able to talk about it by next year at this time?
Another ironic point: The Runnymede Trust, which we usually hear of in association with this anniversary, is actually a self-described racial equality think tank. Could King John ever have envisioned this situation?