Laws, Charters, Constitutions, Bills of Right

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We have gathered here legal documents which have contributed to the creation of a legal framework for the functioning of free socieites.

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Address of the Free Constitutionalists to the People of the United States (1860)

Lysander Spooner (author)

Spooner published this pamphlet prior to the election in November 1860 urging voters not to vote for the Republican Party because it had no plan for the abolition of slavery.

Liberty Matters: Magna Carta after 800 Years: From liber homo to modern freedom (May, 2015)

Justin Champion (author)

This Liberty Matters discussion invited four leading historians to explain what Magna Carta was, why it has appealed to so many people over the years, the impact it has had on the development of Anglo-American legal and political…

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Free Trade

The right to free trade under Magna Carta (1215)

John Lackland (King John)

Natural Rights

The State of California issued its own Bill of Rights in 1849 with a strong defence of property rights (1849)

Francis Newton Thorpe

Politics & Liberty

The State of New York declares that the people may “reassume” their delegated powers at any time they choose (1788)

Jonathan Elliot