"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." (Matt. 24:14)
"under one kingship, we will observe one Christianity." (L.C. s. 1)
IN NOMINE DOMINI,
ANNO DOMINICAE INCARNATIONIS M.VIII.
BOOK OF STATUTES
IN THE NAME OF THE LORD,
THE ONE THOUSAND AND EIGHTH YEAR OF THE INCARNATION OF THE LORD.
This is the ordinance that the king of the English, and both the ecclesiastical and lay witan, have chosen and advised:
1. This then is first: that we all love and worship one God, and zealously hold one Christianity, and every heathenship totally cast out: and this we all have, both with word and with wed, confirmed; that, under one kingship, we will observe one Christianity. And the ordinance of our lord and of his witan is; that just law be set up, and every unlawfulness carefully abolished; and that every man be regarded as entitled to right; and that peace and friendship be lawfully observed, within this land, before God and before the world.
23. And let every injustice be carefully cast out from this country, as far as it can be done.
24. And let fraudulent deeds, and hateful illegalities, be earnestly shunned; that is, false weights, and wrongful measures, and lying witnesses, and shameful fightings.
25. And horrid perjuries and diabolic deeds, in 'morth'-works and in homicides, in thefts and in plunderings, in avarice and covetousness, in gluttony and drunkenness, in arts of fraud and in various breaches of law, and in breaches of holy orders, and in adulteries, and misdeeds of many kinds.
26. But let God's law be henceforth zealously loved, by word and deed; then will God soon be merciful to this nation.
31. And if any one anywhere commit 'forsteal', or open opposition to the law of Christ or of the king; let him pay either 'wer' or 'wite' or 'lah-slit', always according as the deed may be: and if he resist against right, by any violation of the law, and so act that he be slain, let him lie uncompensated to all his friends.
32. And ever henceforth, let the illegalities be suppressed, which before this were commonly too wide-spread.
33. And let every illegality be carefully abolished; because through that it shall turn to some good in the country, that injustice be abolished, and righteousness loved, before God and before the world.
34. It is the duty of us all to love and worship one God, and strictly hold one Christianity, and totally cast out every kind of heathenism.
35. And let us faithfully support one royal lord, and all defend life and land together, as well as we best may; and to God Almighty pray for aid with inward heart.
witan - wise-men. Like Senators/Parliament, except the witan was composed of wise-men, not a building, like the Senate Chamber, with desks, which had occupants. The witan were chosen for their wits, as the term suggests.
bot - recompense
wed - promise/oath
wer - the price of a man, according to his degree.
wite - punishment
morth - death and destruction, calumniation.
lah-slit - law-breach, figuratively the fine for a law-breach.
for-steal - an assault, that is, an action that impedes the lawful progress of another.
It appears that we have been lied to. It is plain by this law, which dates from 1008, that marijuana cannot be prohibited; anyone who purports to prohibit marijuana is a for-stealer, and forstealing is clearly prohibited.
Further, we find that "every man be regarded as entitled to right." Thus, there is no need for a Canadian Charter or US Constitution, as this statute is ancient, and, therefore, part of our customary, or unwritten, law. And note that it is "right" to which every man be regarded as entitled, not "rights."
Interesting stuff. To bad so many people are illiterate and read through money-goggles. "It means what will get me paid!"
universitatis is the proper Latin word for corporation. (8 Mod. 164)