Days of Revolution

Days of Revolution – Episode 11

By November 9, 2010 No Comments

Ned Ryun Continues His Series, “Days of Revolution.”  Listen to Episode 11, “The Rights of the Colonies Asserted and Proved.”

In this episode:

  • The philosophical foundations of America are captured, in part, by James Otis, author of The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved.
  • The problems with Writs of Assistance and search and seizure in the colonies.
  • The effect of search and seizure policies on Boston merchants and their response.
  • James Otis resigns his post with the British government and asserts natural rights, consent of the governed, and separation of powers, among other things.