Monday, August 14, 2006

Earliest description of Self-Defense in America, I've found so far....

"4. If any person committ any wilfull murther, which is manslaughter, committed upon premeditated malice, hatred, or Crueltie, not in a mans necessarie and just defence, nor by meere casualtie against his will, he shall be put to death. "
- The Massachusetts Body of Liberties, 1641
You'll also see where much of our Constitution originated from.

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