Thoughts of William Penn on a Stormy Day

A famous speech by William Penn, the elder, circa 1763 is apropos for todays weather. Mr. Penn made these remarks regarding the freedom of man in his home from warrantless entries by the British government at the time:

“The poorest man may, in his cottage, bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail; its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England may not enter. All his force dare not cross the threshold of the ruined tenements.”

Have a safe weekend,

No comments:

Post a Comment