So what does this all mean?
Magna Carta was sealed in perpetuity by a King of the Realm, the English Commonwealth Realm. King John was subject to the first invocation of Article 61 a Constitutional safeguard when there is tyranny and it gives the people the right to freedom. The King or Queen, who’s job may be in severe question after the evidence we have, is always in service to the people (or should be). The King only deals with the Barons, who are the representatives of the people: ie modern parliament. Maga Carta 1215 is, was and will ever be, the English Constitution for the ordering of the people and the Realm, our Constitutional Common Law, and a contract between the knights, barons, clergy, towns people to uphold the Rule of Law and Common Law. One may say we have more legislation rules and deception and chaos, since all the statutes, acts rules and legislation have done away with our Common Law. It is the Barons who are liaison between the people and the monarch, the politicians of the day, who still have lawful judgement under Common Law. Magna Carta affirmed the right of the people to such things as, trial by jury, protection from excessive taxes without representation, fines and ultimate sovereignty under Common Law.
Article 61 of the 63 Articles of Magna Carta 1215 is the Lawful and peaceful mechanism for the people of a country if you are under threat. Constitutionally, the people must alert the Barons, who must all agree to elect 25 respected protectors of the Realm, who are then bound to petition (alert in writing) the Monarch, about the treason’s and transgressions, and then, constitutionally, allow 40 days for the Monarch to respond and remedy the treason, OR, the Law of Article 61 will be invoked against the monarch/government by royal constitutional protocols. (Explanatory notes are in brackets).
Article 61 says:
Here is an account from Blackstones (Blacks Law) dictionary, of the creation of Magna Carta and Article 61. (NB Blackstones is not solely a lawful dictionary).
Blackstone’s account – “After a Constitutional Convention of the people on the 5th May 1215, the barons, having chosen as their leader, Robert Fitzwalter … performed the solemn fuedal ceremony of diffidatio, or renunciation of their fealty and homage, a formality indispensible before vassals could, without infamy, wage war upon their feudal overlord. Absolved of their allegance … they marched on London. What this demonstrates is that having taken an oath of allegiance which one might assume is for life, is not, and so allegiance can be withdrawn if the Monarch is in breach of their contract with the people. ( same as the barons)
Blackstone continues: It was on the 15th June, in the year 1215, that the conference began between John, supported by a slender following of half-hearted magnates, upon the one side, and the mail-clad barons, back by a multitude of well-armed knights, upon the other. The conference lasted for eight days, from Monday of one week till Tuesday of the next.
On Monday the 15th, John set seal to the demands presented to him by the barons, accepting every one of their “Articles,” with the additional “Forma Securitatis” or executive clause, vesting in twenty-five of their number full authority to constrain King John by force to observe its provisions. Right to Rebel That “full authority to constrain … by force” is one of the key features of Magna Carta: our right to rebel should the government of the day be operating outside it’s lawful authority”.