When dealing with the governments of man, the 1215 treaty of Magna Carta may be Western Civilization’s last line of defence against tyranny. Invoked on March 21st, 2001, the Magna Carta can still be used in order to hold the British Crown accountable.
The current standing in law of the Magna Carta is a point of contentious debate. Even more so is the practical application of the 63 provisions embodied in the agreement.
Many people seem to believe that the treaty of Magna Carta has no effective application in Canadian society. However, because our Head Of State remains the same heir in perpetuity as the King who sealed the agreement, it is as binding upon the Crown as the day it was drawn up at Runnymede on June 15th, 1215.
Because the Magna Carta is a contractual agreement directly between the Crown and their subjects, it can only be repealed or amended by those same original parties coming together to make changes. Parliamentary proceedings have no effect on the liberties contained in the Magna Carta and their contemporary application as parliament was not a party to the contract when it was agreed upon.
The Crown must uphold the provisions embodied in the Magna Carta after it has been invoked. It is considered constitutional law.
The Magna Carta was successfully invoked in accordance with Clause 61 on March 23rd, 2001.
Those who fail to honour the treaty of Magna Carta when called upon may be held criminally liable for aiding and abetting High Treason.