Monday, October 21, 2013

because a man's home is indeed his castle

Who Will Protect You from the Police? The Rise of Government-Sanctioned Home Invasions

John W. Whitehead
Canada Free Press
21 October 2013

"James Otis, a renowned colonial attorney, “condemned writs of assistance because they were perpetual, universal (addressed to every officer and subject in the realm), and allowed anyone to conduct a search in violation of the essential principle of English liberty that a peaceable man’s house is his castle.” As Otis noted:

“Now, one of the most essential branches of English liberty is the freedom of one’s house. A man’s house is his castle; and whilst he is quiet, he is as well guarded as a prince in his castle. "

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