An event on one day in June (15th, 1215), had far greater significance in our history and other Western countries, that the participants may have ever imagined. The signing of the ‘Magna Carta’ by the English King John and his Barons represented the first time a Monarch accepted that he/she had responsibilities and their ‘subjects’ had rights.
Whilst mostly overlooked, the MC laid the foundation for the liberties that we (and many other countries) enjoy today. As technological advances provide public and private institutions with greater means (and desire) to manipulate and control our lives, paying homage to the Magna Carta principles is as important as ever.
What better way than doing so by planting or decorating a ‘Liberty Tree’ in your area on the 15th of this month? Trees are the foundation for most, if not all, of our basic needs. They are a necessary foundation for life and liberty, without them there would be no life let alone liberty!
Used in the French and American Revolutions, they became synonymous with national freedom and individual liberty when planted by Italian national liberals in the great 1848 Revolutions. Combine a belief in national liberty and ecology and ‘plant’ a tree on the Magna Carta Day (June 15th)!
If you are unable to plant a ‘Liberty Tree’, download and print off the attached PDF and tie it round a much loved ancient English oak (or whatever is local to you).