Today's American Minute — & the Boston Massacre - American Minute with Bill Federer

Indian Massacres, British Quartering, & the Boston Massacre - American Minute with Bill Federer

& the Boston Massacre - American Minute with Bill Federer British Quartering Indian Massacres

Indian Massacres, British Quartering, & the Boston Massacre - American Minute with Bill Federer

James Otis wrote in "The Rights of the British Colonies Asserted and Proved," 1764:
"If every prince since Nimrod had been a tyrant, it would not prove a right to tyrannize.
There can be no prescription old enough to supersede the law of nature and the grant of GOD Almighty, who has given to all men a natural right to be free ...
The colonists are by the law of nature freeborn, as indeed all men are, white or black ...
Does it follow that tis right to enslave a man because he is black? ... Nothing better can be said in favor of a trade that is the most shocking violation of the law of nature ... and makes every dealer in it a tyrant, from the director of an African company to the petty chapman (merchant) in needles and pins on the unhappy coast.
It is a clear truth that those who everyday barter away other men's liberty will soon care little for their own ...
That the colonists, black and white, born here are freeborn British subjects, and entitled to all the essential civil rights ...
Now can there be any liberty where property is taken away without consent? ..."

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