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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

Antioch Abouna is launched!

I'm probably going to regret this! I have resisted blogging for a long while; but well, I'm just too much out there not to be out there. So, will you be out there with me?

Let's start with a bit of a rant.

Magna Carta. Let's remember what it said all those hundreds of years ago and tremble (with rage I hope, not fear) at the ease with which this government is prepared to dismantle our freedoms and human rights simply by waving the terrorist bogeyman at us.

(38) In future no official shall place a man on trial upon his own unsupported statement, without producing credible witnesses to the truth of it.

(39) No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land.

Well done all you Labour backbenchers who resisted the Whips. Shame on you all those who didn't.

The price of freedom is eternal vigilance. Thank you Mr. Churchill.

9 comments:

Just some guy said...

yes yes yes!

The sooner this government is reminded what democracy is really about the better.

thejrmillers said...

excellent...

Anonymous said...

This is Ireland calling..it looks good!!

George said...

I love your blogger's name. I applaud your willingness to get started on this - and I wholeheartedly agree with the sentiments of your first "rant" - which cannot be repeated too often...

Dave Holford said...

Welcome to the Ortho-blogosphere, Father! Or to the even more exclusive UK-Ortho-blogosphere.

Did you see the cartoon in The Times today (3 March) of the Magna Carta next to Blair's Mini Carta?

But are we to be surprised at this from a Government that has systematically

Dave Holford said...

[oops... not sure how that published all of a sudden]

abolished the ancient institutions of this country?

Christina Marie said...

As a white person, I wonder if the government is getting away with this because most people arrested under these new lawa, will not be white?

'It only affects THEM, so don't worry about it' attitude? Reminds me of a certain song on the Dark Side of the Moon album.

Rdr. Andrew S. Damick said...

It's good to see you online, Father! I'll be reading the adventures of Mancunian Antiochian Orthodoxy with interest.

Leetle Masha said...

Thanks to the good offices of Isaac David, I have discovered your new blog, Father, and also Isaac's. Both are splendid, with much information to be gained from reading them.

Thank you both, and congratulations!

"Leetle Masha"
Mary Hamilton

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