Within the last few weeks several news events have converged into one issue that for decades we have defined as being: "Fragile Rights And Guaranteed Individual Liberties Everywhere". But until now, those issues appeared to be unrelated subjects, and the only analogy we have been able to use to describe this phenomenon is that of a pebble cast into a body of water causing ripples to radiate in all directions.
Years ago this project began with a question about freedom of the airwaves. We memorialized that 1985 event in a 2008 academic monograph which you can read here.
Our continuing and relentless research into the subject of freedom of the airwaves took us into many different areas of study, and they all came to converge around the life of one man: John Lilburne.
Now, due an interesting turn of current news events, questions are being raised by other people that could soon lead to a new study of 'Freeborn John' (as he became known.) Regardless of how soon renewed legal interest into the constitutional legacy of John Lilburne takes place - it could be within hours of you reading this latest post, or it could be weeks or even months away - we don't know - we are certain of one thing: At some point in our future, attention will be drawn to a serious study of existing U.S. Supreme Court published Opinions, and some of those Opinions dating back to the Nineteen Forties and continuing into the Nineteen Sixties, all began to footnote aspects of the life of John Lilburne that became foundations for America's 'Bill of Rights'.
As our colleague Genie Baskir is fond of saying: "Everything old becomes new again", and with regards to ongoing events reflecting upon the U.S. Constitution, Genie may well be right, once again. The news may yet bring the world of today to confront world of John Lilburne once again, just as it did within living memories several decades ago.
It began with one U.S. Supreme Court Justice who was soon joined by two more, and one of them was Chief Justic of the U.S. Supreme Court. They in turn referred to several U.S. Constitutional academics to for supporting documentation regarding the life of 'Freeborn John'. This when Lilburne was rediscovered and acclaimed as the foundation of America's enshrined basic freedoms.
So what happened?
An official backlash from the United Kingdom was coupled to a major sponsored promotion by 'American Express' of the various versions of 'Magna Carta' which bypassed Lilburne, and 'Magna Carta' was then falsely attached as the foundation of America's Bill of Rights. Those were the days of the Texas maverick Ross Perot and the original 'Braniff International Airways'.
We (our 'Trio') protested this blatant and false geopolitical propaganda machine. School textbooks in the USA began proclaiming the same false message. We made the news, but no one listened. The British Crown made sure that we were drowned out, and our complaint that their yesterday never happened, was never heard by the majority of people.
But 'might' does not make 'right', even though might can muzzle the truth.
Since then, others have stolen our work. They have even twisted it into false narratives as a form of self-aggrandizement and then self-published it under their own names. Others copied those fakes and then the abuse began when we complained about their deceitful plagiarism. But now, in August 2022, world events have taken an interesting turn that may yet bring John Lilburne into world focus.
Therefore, the time has now come for us to focus all of our research upon our core issue that began with our original research linking John Lilburne to Thomas Jefferson and the U.S. Bill of Rights. We can now do this by coordinating our work into a central theme, rather than leaving it as scattered topics akin to radiated ripples in a vast body of water.
The new name for this site will be announced very shortly, and it will become part of a central hub in which all of our research will now begin to appear within contextual relationships.
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