On June 15, 1215, the barons of medieval England confronted King John, and forced him to put his seal on the Magna Carta
King John, you need to put the seal on the Magna Carta!
Ok... I will put my seal on it.
For the first time in history, a ruler placed himslef under the rule of law
Are you nervous now that you are under the rule of law?
A little. Now I have to listen to the laws, and lead.
When British settlers came to America in the 1600's, they brought this idea with them, along with provisions from the Magna Carta like majority rule and the rights to due process of law, a speedy trial by jury
Let us spread the provisions of the Magna Carta to America!
And teach them about the speedy trial and trial by jury!