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The Right To Be Left Alone…

September 22, 2007 Gunny G Edit Leave a comment Go to comments

http://gunnyg.blogspot.com/2007/02/police-as-standing-army.html

The Right To Be Left Alone…

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POLICE AS A STANDING ARMY…?

PART II

POLICE AS A STANDING ARMY

It is largely forgotten that the war for American independence was initiated in large part by the British Crown‘s practice of using troops to police civilians in Boston and other cities.244 Professional soldiers used in the same ways as modern police were among the primary grievances enunciated by Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence. (“[George III] has kept among us standing armies”; “He has affected to render the military independent of and superior to the civil power”; “protecting them, by a mock trial….”).245 The duties of such troops were in no way military but involved the keeping of order and the suppression of crime (especially customs and tax violations).

 

 

Constitutional arguments quite similar to the thesis of this article were made by America‘s Founders while fomenting the overthrow of their government. Thomas Jefferson proclaimed that although Parliament was supreme in its jurisdiction to make laws, “his majesty has no right to land a single armed man on our shores” to enforce……………

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  1. December 4, 2013 at 11:08 AM

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