The Magna Carta and Our Shared Anglo-Saxon Heritage with the UK (Open Thread)

© Miri WTPOTUS July 25, 2012

Despite the  Romney campaign’s knee-jerk and foolish denial, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with anyone pointing out that the United States of America shares an “Anglo-Saxon heritage” with the peoples of the United Kingdom.  This is fact.  Saying so displays no “racial insensitivity” whatsoever. 

We are part of an Anglo-Saxon heritage, and he feels that the special relationship is special,” the adviser said of Mr Romney, adding: “The White House didn’t fully appreciate the shared history we have”.

These anonymous “advisors” could well be (probably are) illusory and this could be (likely is) nothing more than another progressive, left-wing JournOlist ploy to damage Romney by any means necessary.  Nevertheless:

Truth is truth is truth. 

We do share a “heritage” with the UK and we did have a “special relationship” with the UK.  We the People of the United States of America look forward to the restoration of the Churchill bust to the White House, where it belongs, and to the restoration of our former firm alliance with our cousins across the Pond. 

The greatest evidence of our shared heritage:  The Magna Carta

Magna Carta, also called Magna Carta Libertatum or The Great Charter of the Liberties of England, is an English charter, originally issued in Latin in the year 1215 …

The 1215 charter required King John of England to proclaim certain liberties, and accept that his will was not arbitrary, for example by explicitly accepting that no “freeman” (in the sense of non-serf) could be punished except through the law of the land, a right which is still in existence today.

Magna Carta was the first document forced onto an English King by a group of his subjects, the feudal barons, in an attempt to limit his powers by law and protect their privileges. It was preceded and directly influenced by the Charter of Liberties in 1100, in which King Henry I had specified particular areas wherein his powers would be limited. … The charter was an important part of the extensive historical process that led to the rule of constitutional law in the English speaking world. …

The American Constitution is the “supreme law of the land“, recalling the manner in which Magna Carta had come to be regarded as fundamental law. This heritage is quite apparent. In comparing Magna Carta with the Bill of Rights: the Fifth Amendment guarantees: “No person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law.” In addition, the United States Constitution included a similar writ in the Suspension Clause, article 1, section 9: “The privilege of the writ habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion, the public safety may require it.” Each of these proclaim no man may be imprisoned or detained without proof that they did wrong. The Ninth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that, “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.” The framers of the United States Constitution wished to ensure that rights they already held, such as those provided by Magna Carta, were not lost unless explicitly curtailed in the new United States Constitution.

The United States Supreme Court has explicitly referenced Lord Coke‘s analysis of Magna Carta as an antecedent of the Sixth Amendment’s right to a speedy trial.

“This heritage is quite apparent.”  Even Wikipedia says so.

Because Barack Hussein Obama II has indicated that he wants to “fundamentally transform” the United States and because he has excoriated the Constitution as merely a “charter  of negative liberties,” with “deep flaws,” it becomes obvious that Obama does not understand the importance of the Constitution to our Republic.  This foundational charter was designed to limit government and to protect and preserve our God-given, self-evident rights.  What Obama fails to grasp is the fundamental truth of the Constitution: 

The government does NOT exist to bestow rights or to redistribute the wealth of others to anyone; the government exists ONLY to preserve and to defend the “unalienable Rights” with which we all are born. 

There’s nothing “racially insensitive” about pointing this out.  Perhaps what’s “racially insensitive” is that Obama, when expressing his deeply flawed opinion of the Constitution, did so in the context of wishing that he could find some way to redistribute the wealth of others to blacks.

We’re still wondering why the Churchill bust was removed from  the White House and sent back to the UK.  Dr. Paul Kengor’s recent book, The Communist: Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor, tells us that Obama’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, despised Churchill as a colonialist. That might be one explanation for Churchill’s banishment.  Kengor wrote:

Davis also disliked Churchill because the British prime minister was the ultimate anti-communist. Davis, to the contrary, was so pro-communist that he was an actual card-carrying member of Communist Party USA.

I first found examples of Frank Marshall Davis blasting Churchill in articles he wrote for the Associated Negro Press in October-September 1943, the height of World War II. He excoriated Churchill as an imperialist, a warmonger seeking domination and “supremacy.” “The only people Churchill gives a rap about,” charged Davis, “are the white people of the British Empire.” Churchill hoped to “bludgeon all other countries into submission,” and was seeking American support in that cruel endeavor.

Needless to say, this was very much a rare opinion on Churchill, alien to any American’s wartime thinking. It was Churchill’s country, after all, that had been attacked. The only place this shocking opinion could be found was Stalin’s Kremlin and the communist press.

What’s worse?  That some anonymous “advisor” is alleged to have said (gasp!) that the US shares an Anglo-Saxon heritage with the UK or that the current president of the US had a card-carrying member of the Communist Party as his chief mentor while growing up?

148 responses to “The Magna Carta and Our Shared Anglo-Saxon Heritage with the UK (Open Thread)

  1. 1st degree murder & attempted murder 142 criminal counts
    what will … holmes do now?

    • The psychiatrist that received the information from Holmes that wasn’t opened until after he went on his murderous rampage has interesting research interests. Will her notes on her interviews and counseling of this murderer be part of the trial? Or are those covered by patient confidentiality laws? Did the Dr. have any inkling about what he was thinking prior to this attack on innocents? Was Holmes supposed to be on any meds for his condition? How long had he been treated? She didn’t know he was dangerous? She could have had him committed for evaluation if she had any suspicions about his mental capacity.

      Under Psychiatric Care Before Attacks

      According to court documents filed by his lawyers shortly before he was charged, Mr. Holmes was being treated by Dr. Lynne Fenton, at the time of the shootings. Dr. Fenton, a psychiatrist, is also the medical director of student mental health services at the University of Colorado Denver’s Anschutz Medical Campus, where Mr. Holmes had been a student.

      The court papers did not discuss the nature of the treatments, but Dr. Fenton’s research interests include psychotherapy and the neurobiology of schizophrenia.

      • This morning’s paper said that she had more than 10 other “patients” AMONG the student body that she treated for schizophrenia. Hmmm. Were they patients or guinea pigs? The “neurobiology of schizophrenia?” This is beginning to sound like a bad British mystery. Were these students patients or test subjects? Was he diagnosed with schizophrenia? When? Was he being treated for it? Did she prescribe that Vicodin, a controlled substance, which he took before his rampage? Is his diagnosis part of the reason that he, not being “brilliant”, got that grant to study there in the first place?

        I still wonder why the cops didn’t find that package in the post office until after a professor (presumably this one) called the cops, saying that she might have a package from Holmes. Then it turned out that package wasn’t from him but, wonder of wonders, suddenly they find an “unopened” package from July 12 just sitting there in the post office, undelivered, no explanation for why it wasn’t delivered, and it contained full plans for what he was going to do. WAS it unopened before the cops took it?

        CYA time in CO.

        • “He appears to have sought companionship through the Web site Adult Friend Finder, posting a photo of himself with bright orange hair and saying that he was “looking for a fling.” In an online profile, he described himself as a nice guy, or as nice as any man “who does these sorts of shenanigans,” though its authenticity could not be independently verified.”

          Isn’t that special. Can Obama’s birth certificate, his social security number, his draft registration, his college loans, his alleged genius, his scholarships, his passport, anything, be “independently VERIFIED?” Nope. But they have to put that disclaimer there for Holmes’s “friend finder”, when it has his photo right on it! (Unphotshopped, unlike Barry’s many fake family fotos.)

  2. Mark K.Davis wrote he was willing to do dna if he did not have to pay 4 it.
    Where do we toss the money? (a re-run photo shot)

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