We’ve told you on Houston’s Morning News about the current exhibition of the Magna Carta at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.  We also told you how little Americans seem to know of history, civics and government in general.

Do your children a favor and take them to see the Magna Carta and pay close attention to Clause 35 in that 800 year old document signed by the King of England.

It reads: “no free man shall be taken or imprisoned or dispossessed, or be outlawed or exiled or in any other way victimized; nor will we condemn him or commit him to prison, except by the legal judgment of his peers, or by the laws of the land.”

Yes, the Magna Carta was a basis for our most important American rights.