The Magna Carta Clause 61

Lawful Rebellion – Clause 61 Magna Carta (1215)

The My Will Letter we are asking Australians to sign is based on the rights endowed upon each man and woman under the Commonwealth of Australia Act 1901 and the Magna Carta Clause 61.

Lawful Rebellion is our Duty

On the 10th of November 2014 Wyatt James [Wharton], a member of the Commonwealth of Australia, residing in Brisbane, Queensland, sent a letter to HM Queen Elizabeth the Second, as required by Common Law Chapters 61 and 62 Magna Carta 1215 and 1297 – “when citizens are no longer served by the government”.

These Chapters allow citizens to notify the Crown that our government is not acting according to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution so that we may seek redress of our grievances.

The Crown has 40 days to respond, and if no response is received the Crown therefore acquiesces to the demands for redress, giving citizens the lawful right to rebellion against the government.

Click here to Download the Letter to the Crown

(opens a new page on the CIRNOW website)

The United Kingdom Bill of Rights [1688] CHAPTER 2 1 William and Mary Sess 2 is an Act declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject and Settling the Succession of the Crown, is a “Preserved Imperial Enactment” in Queensland, and states:

“Grants of Fines, &c. before Conviction, &c.

And severall Grants and Promises made of Fines and Forfeitures

before any Conviction or Judgement against the Persons

upon whome the same were to be levyed.

All which are utterly directly contrary

to the knowne Lawes and Statutes and Freedome of this Realme”

which simply put means:

“all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures of particular persons before conviction are illegal and void”.

The Magna Carta is also referred to as the Great Charter of Liberties

Article 61 of the Magna Carta is important as it defines certain God-given and inalienable rights; it reads:

Since for God, for the improvement of our kingdom, and to better allay the discord arisen between us and our barons, we have granted all these concessions, and wishing that the concessions be enjoyed in their entirety with firm endurance (for ever), we give and grant to the barons the following security:

Namely, that the barons choose any twenty-five barons of the kingdom[1] they wish, who must with all their might observe and hold, and cause to be observed, the peace and liberties we have granted and confirmed to them by this our present Charter. Then, if we, our chief justiciar, our bailiffs or any of our officials, offend in any respect against any man, or break any of the articles of the peace or of this security, and the offence is notified to four of the said twenty-five barons, the four shall come to us—or to our chief justicicar if we are absent from the kingdom—to declare the transgression and petition that we make amends without delay.

And if we, or in our absence abroad the chief justice, have not corrected the transgression within forty days, reckoned from the day on which the offence was declared to us (or to the chief justice if we are out of the realm), the four barons mentioned before shall refer the matter to the rest of the twenty-five barons. Together with the community of the whole land, they shall then distrain and distress us in every way possible, namely by seizing castles, lands, possessions and in any other they can (saving only our own person and those of the queen and our children), until redress has been obtain in their opinion. And when amends have been made, they shall obey us as before.

Whoever in the country wants to, may take an oath to obey the orders of the twenty-five barons for the execution of all the previously mentioned matters and, with the barons, to distress us to the utmost of his power. We publicly and freely give permission to every one who wishes to take this oath, and we shall never forbid any one from taking it. Indeed, all those in the land who are unwilling to this oath, we shall by our command compel them to swear to it.

If any one of the twenty-five barons dies or leaves the country, or is in any other manner incapacitated so the previously mentioned provisions cannot be undertaken, the remaining barons of the twenty-five shall choose another in his place as they think fit, who shall be duly sworn in like the rest.

If there is any disagreement amongst the twenty-five barons on any matter presented to them, or if some of them are unwilling or unable to be present, what the majority of those present ordain or command shall be held as fixed and established, exactly as if all twenty-five had consented in this.

The said twenty-five barons shall swear to faithfully observe all the aforesaid articles and will do all they can to ensure that the articles are observed by others.

And we shall procure nothing from any one, either personally or indirectly, whereby any part of these concessions and liberties might be revoked or diminished; and if any such thing has been procured, let it be void and null, and we shall never make use of it ourselves or through someone else.

This website explains what our rights are, as defined by the Magna Carta Clause 61: