September 7, 2006

Did you know...

fa-so-la-la

...that Robert the Bruce wrote the Arbroath Covenant as part of his government reform when he became king? That it was more influential than the Magna Carta? That it was the first such declaration or covenant to acknowledge that ordinary people had certain inalienable rights and to promise freedom for all, not just a few privileges for the nobility as the Magna Carta had done? That the phrase 'inalienable rights' was first written in it, and later borrowed by the writers of the Constitution? That the founding fathers quoted the Covenant 92 times in the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution?

Yep, that's my Uncle Bob for you.

6 comments:

Nardo said...

Neato!

~e said...

You've got great connections! :)

Cal-el of Krypton said...

that's cool! I didn't know that.

Lace said...

good ole Uncle Bob! That's really neat!

Clock On a Green Wall said...

Yay for Uncle Bob!!!! i always liked him....it's so odd to be reading In Freedom's Cause and his name to be in it quite frequently, when, at the back of my mind, i know yall are related to him... :)

rachel tsunami said...

totally impressive!