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Los Angeles, CA: The Magna Carta International Conference, held in Bel Air CA June 14-15, held under the auspices of the American Freedom Alliance and convened to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta, concluded on Monday, June 15 with a declaration calling for promoting greater awareness of the historical foundations of liberty.
Signatories to the declaration include Hon,.John Howard , former Prime Minister of Australia; Hon. Vaclav Klaus, former President of the Czech Republic; Daniel Hannan, Member of the European Parliament for Southwest England and Rodney Hide former New Zealand Minister and leader of the ACT Party.
The text of the Declaration is as follows:
We, the participants at the Magna Carta Conference, in Los Angeles, CA, do declare THAT:
1. We celebrate the legacy of the Magna Carta as one of the foundational documents of the rule of law in the Western World.
2. We believe that individual rights and the guarantees of the rule of law remain crucial to a healthy and flourishing society, and ought to be regarded as the birthright of all human beings. We fear that these principles are being poorly taught or not given appropriate emphasis in our schools today.
3. We encourage the world to learn from the Magna Carta and its legacy, and to embrace the protections of life, liberty, property and the pursuit of happiness promised by the rule of law.
4. We believe the legacy of Magna Carta is a central element of the prosperity and happiness of English-speaking peoples and should be emphasized in high schools and college curricula. Without these principles, freedom will not survive.
Signed this 15th day of June, 2015 in Los Angeles, California by the participating speakers in the Magna Carta Conference.
John Howard AC, Vaclav Klaus, Rodney Hide, Daniel Hannan, Avi Davis, James C. Bennett, Prof.Amy Peikoff, Byron Stier Esq., Timothy Sandefur Esq., John L. Hancock, Trevor Loudon, Prof. Daniel Robinson, Prof. Duke Pesta, Michael Greer, Prof. Guy Milliere
The American Freedom Alliance is a non-aligned movement which promotes, defends and upholds Western values and ideals. The Alliance sponsors conferences, publishes opinions, distributes information and creates networking groups to identify threats to Western civilization and to motivate, educate and unite citizens in support of that cause.
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