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Independence Day Created Greatest Empire the World Will Ever Know: The Anglosphere

For me, Independence Day means the birth of the Anglosphere. As an Englishman, I don’t feel at all resentful that you triumphed over George III’s Redcoats, nor do I count it as a defeat. It was a victory for all of us: the settlers in the thirteen colonies got to forge their own destiny; the mother country could focus her attentions elsewhere, notably India; we could all enter a new mature relationship as free traders (bringing both parties massively increased prosperity); and, best of all, it resulted in the U.S. Constitution.

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Clarence Thomas: Faith, Patriotism, and the Constitution at Hillsdale

Last week, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the 2016 commencement speech at Hillsdale College — the highly respected liberal arts school famed for its adherence to conservative principles — garnering national attention as he declared, “Much that seemed inconceivable is now firmly or universally established.”

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Magna Carta Exhibition Venue Switched Again In China

A Magna Carta exhibition scheduled for a Shanghai museum has been switched to the British Consulate — the second time the historic declaration of rights has been moved from a public venue in communist-ruled China. A display of one of

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Distant Strasbourg Lawyers Do Not Guarantee Britain’s Rights

During the celebrations of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, we would do well to remember Britain’s civil and tolerant nature derives from our own traditions and not those handed down to us by the Eurocrats. Signed in 1215,

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Magna Carta Conference in Los Angeles Celebrates 800 Years of Liberty, Freedom

LOS ANGELES, California — In lieu of the 800-year anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta, the American Freedom Alliance hosted a conference and lecture series this week to honor the document from which the English-speaking world attributes the basic foundational principles of human liberty, respect for the rule of law and the subsequent freedoms the western world is afforded today as a direct result of it.

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The Magna Carta and the ‘800-Year Struggle for Liberty’

The The signing of the Magna Carta, 800 years ago, was one of the most monumental events in human history. Originally created as a compromise between British nobles and King John at Runnymede, near London, on June, 15 1215. This compact assured that some basic rights of British citizens could not be violated; it would move the English-speaking world in a direction of putting law above men, even kings.

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The Uniqueness of the Magna Carta

This year marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. For many, such as British parliamentarian and best-selling author Daniel Hannan, the anniversary represents “an event of truly planetary significance”.

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The Border Between the U.S. and Mexico is More than Just a Line on the Map

It is one of the few places on earth where nothing but a line on a map separates the third world from the first. A line that allows some to live in abundance while condemning others to a life sentence of squalor A line that separates the land where the dreams can come true from one where dreams are the exclusive domain of a wealthy few. A line that marks the transition from a nation that is recognized for its economic and political stability to one that is just as notorious for its economic and political instability.

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Magna Carta Defended on the Fields of Waterloo

Clambering to the crest of a ridge named Mont Saint-Jean on the early morning of June 18, 1815, the solitary figure who raised a looking glass to his eye probably was not thinking about the future of western civilization. For that British commander, victory on the rain sodden fields below him only represented what he hoped would be the final check on the territorial ambitions of the French adventurer who had convulsed Europe in war for over 15 years.

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David Starkey: Minority Groups Playing the Victim Card

Prominent historian and TV presenter Dr David Starkey says that too many minority groups play the victim card. “I find it very, very sad that there is now this perpetual procession of people – group after group – wanting to