September 26, 2007

In Today's News

Today's newspaper brought an interesting reflection on the troubled state of our national government.

The headline is "Copy of Magna Carta to Be Sold".

The Magna Carta was born in year 1215 and it guaranteed many fundamental rights.

Those same rights are among those that our president has trampled into the mire.

This copy of the Magna Carta used to reside in the US National Archives.

Now it is being auctioned to the highest bidder.

It seems an appropriate, but sad, mirroring of reality that with the death of the rights guaranteed by the Magna Carta that the US copy should be relinquished by and sold.

(By-the-way, the text of the Magna Carta has long been available on my DNS server, not my website, and available via simple DNS query.  And some people still think that DNS is only for addresses. )

Posted by karl at September 26, 2007 2:35 PM