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.
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