Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Man's Home is His Castle

"A man's home is his castle" is not just a quaint expression. It is an ideal imbedded in the jurisprudence of both Britain and the United States. The authors of the Bill of Rights to the Constitution of the United States made sure that man's home as castle remained inviolate. Or rather, they sought to turn the clock back to the days when it was inviolate, before the abuses of the years leading up to the American Revolution.

Here are the words of a prominent colonial attorney, one James Otis:

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. This writ, if it should be declared legal, would totally annihilate this privilege. Custom-house officers may enter our houses when they please; we are commanded to permit their entry. Their menial servants may enter, may break locks, bars, and everything in their way; and whether they break through malice or revenge, no man, no court can inquire. Bare suspicion without oath is sufficient.

Everyday one can read of another abuse, of a no-knock warrant being served in the middle of the night where someone is shot dead by government agents while attempting to defend his home and family. There is no excuse for this. It has to stop.

Police spokesmen will say that people should not resist the police or point guns at them. Pray tell, how does one know that the people breaking into ones house in the middle of the night are police? Just because a man yells, "POLICE!" does not make it true. Criminals are perfectly capable of shouting, "POLICE!"

To permit the continuance of no-knock warrants is to strip away all pretense that a man has the right to defend his home, his castle.

Another important aspect of many of these searches is that they are not based upon probable cause and they are not supported by oath. But the sheeple know nothing of these principles from their indoctrination education in the government school system. They can't miss what they never knew they had.

Read this fact-filled article by John Whitehead to be enraged at the abuses of government and common sense.

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