IN MEMORY OF THE TIANANMEN SQUARE MASSACRE, JUNE 4, 1989.
Just laws of a nation must limit the powers of the government against the people.
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”James Madison
The road to just laws of a nation can be long and arduous. The fight for civil liberties and political rights for the people in UK & US started no later than 800 years ago, and is still ongoing.
“It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us – […] that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”Abraham Lincoln
|Year||Some UK & US Civil Liberty Laws|
|1215||UK – Magna Carta|
|1628||UK – Petition of Rights|
|1679||UK – Habeas Corpus Act|
|1689||UK – Bill of Rights|
|1776||US – Declaration of Independence|
|1777||US – Articles of Confederation|
|1787||US – Constitution|
|1791||US – Bill of Rights|
|1865||US – 13th Amendment|
|1868||US – 14th Amendment|
|1920||US – 19th Amendment|
|1968||US – Civil Rights Act|