Days of Revolution – Episode 11

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.