The New Levellers

Tim mattock's Blog

No i’m not talking about that rather funky band heralding from Brighton in the 90’s. Im talking about the first Decent and proper act of civil disobedience in British history, The levellers.
You see things haven’t changed too much in the last C.350 years they’ve just become more complex.

Included in the Agreement of the People (1649):

  • right to for all people to vote for their representatives
  • right against self-incrimination
  • freedom of religion and press
  • equality of all persons before the law
  • no judgment touching life, liberty or property but by jury trial
  • abolition of capital punishment except for murder
  • no military conscription of conscientious objectors
  • no monopolies, tithes, or excise taxes
  • taxation proportionate to real or personal property
  • grading of punishments to fit the crime
  • abolition of imprisonment for debt
    Taken from levellers.org

I know there are SOME irrelevancies but not many, John Lillburne was a man of his…

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