So I had to interrupt Mom Camp to discuss that today is the 501st anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta.
Mom Camp has done a Magna Carta Day (click this link for details). So this morning when I pointed out today was Magna Carta day and The Princess asked me what the Magna Carta was, I responded that she should know! (To be fair to her, she was pretty little when we did it so I am going to give her a pass). Although, she did suggest it was a British Declaration of Independence. Incorrect but at lest she knows it has to do with self government.
Cinco on the other hand quickly explained that the Magna Carta was a document signed by King John. He explained that it was to prevent the king from taking any more land. He was of course discussing the provisions in the document regarding the king’s forest and hunting privileges.
I did remind him that while it did discuss that. The big point is that the king has to consult with his nobles to raise taxes.
What’s more, yesterday was primary day in Nevada so I took them with me to vote. We came full circle on self government.