Sunday, November 6, 2011

From A Letter from Samuel Adams, December 20, 1765

“The Primary, absolute, natural Rights of Englishmen as frequently declared in Acts of Parliament from Magna Charta to this Day, are Personal Security, Personal Liberty, and Private Property, and to these Rights the Colonists are intitled by Charters, by Common Law and by Acts of Parliament.”


“The American Powers of Government are rather to be considered as Matters of Justice than Favor—with out them they cannot enjoy that Freedom, which, having never forfeited, no Power on Earth has any Right to deprive them of.”

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