The right of petition rises from the modest provision made for it in Chapter 61 of the Magna Carta (1215). Like the provisions for representatives’ legislature, an executive branch, and other rights we hold so dear in our own Constitution, the work of the early English noblemen lay the foundation for our own liberty. In this sense, it is the most basic of propositions that make up the right of the people to be heard by their sovereign. A voice in government is exactly what the Magna Carta was all about.