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Hullabaloo about Magna Carta and denial of modern definitions of equality and rights

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By PAULINE EASTON

“When the Fathers of Confederation deliberated on how to create a country out of four separate colonies, they all agreed Canada should be a constitutional monarchy based on the concepts of freedom, democracy and the rule of law – all principles that drew from Magna Carta.”

So sayeth the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of Employment and Social Development and Minister for Democratic Reform, on the occasion of the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, June 15, 2015. Continue reading

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Royal baby and U.S. infantile propaganda

The American social and aristocratic class is as rigidly hierarchical as the British monarchy that the US media seems to deride. In fact, evidence shows that those born into the top one per cent continue to enjoy the benefits of the system far more than those at the bottom. The system favours the top one per cent disproportionately to the detriment of others.

By TONY SEED

THE omnipresent American media may be cynically mocking the so-called royal baby fever in the United Kingdom after Kate Middleton gave birth to a son on Monday, but its social structures and aristocratic class system are just as fossilized as that of any feudal monarchy and the House of Windsor with its obscene wealth. According Bruce Covert to ThinkProgress, a web site linked to the Obama faction, who cites a new study originally reported in the New York Times, American children have very little chance of climbing out of the social class they’re born into. Continue reading

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