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Author:Reuters posted by jc
Tue, Sep 25th, 2007 05:02:56 PM
Topic: Magna Carta on the Block

With all the misplaced, swindled and stolen taxpayer money destined for Iraq and Afganistan perhaps some of those involved in these scams will see fit to purchase this document for the Library of Congress.

Naturally we'd expect them to read it and take to heart the societal freedoms it initiated.

Of course we're just joshing, as we well know such freedoms are exactly the opposite of what's in store for our Nation -- courtesy of the approval of all branches of our Federal government; that's executive, judicial and legislative.

It's a sad commentary to make but unless there is a quick and complete about-face, the only thing a copy of the Magna Carta will be useful for is a door mat for the neocon, globalists and worse who are calling the shots, not only in Washington D.C. but in every other country with a GNP measured in the billions, to wipe their muddy shoes on.

Rare Magna Carta to be sold at Sotheby's in NYC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A rare 710-year-old copy of the Magna Carta valued at up to $30 million is due to be sold by The Perot Foundation at Sotheby's in New York in December, the auction house said on Tuesday.

The Magna Carta established rights of the English people and curbed the power of the king. The U.S. Constitution includes ideas and phrases taken almost directly from the charter, which rebellious barons forced their oppressive King John to sign in 1215.

Sotheby's said the Magna Carta was ratified and reissued with each monarch who succeeded John. It was enacted as law in 1297 by the British parliament when it was reissued by King Edward I. The copy to be sold is from 1297.

Sotheby's said there are fewer than 20 copies of the Magna Carta and that this copy, which has been on display at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington D.C., is one of only two held outside of Britain. The other copy, also from 1297, is owned by the Australian government.

David Redden, Sotheby's vice chairman, said the document "symbolizes mankind's eternal quest for freedom; it is a talisman of liberty."

Sotheby's said The Perot Foundation, created by billionaire former U.S. presidential candidate Ross Perot to make philanthropic grants, would use the money for its charities.

The Foundation bought the Magna Carta in 1984

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