Do you remember that old Sesame Street game and song about "which one of these things is not like the others"? I'm talking the old-school Sesame Street here, in those long gone days before Bert and Ernie were openly gay, Oscar the Grouch was bludgeoned by Teamster thugs for crossing the picket line during a garbage strike and the Count was indicted on charges of running a Ponzi scheme that was in direct competition with Social Security. If you don't remember, I'll remind you in the immortal words of that great orator of our time, the Cookie Monster.
"One of these things is not like the other things, One of these things just doesn't belong; Can you guess which thing is not like the other things, Before I finish my song."
Now, singing that song in your head and looking at the things below, see if you can guess which one of the things listed below is "not like the other things". If you win, you get a cookie.
"If the thief is caught while breaking in and is struck so that he dies, there will be no bloodguiltiness on his account."
"When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace."
"quid enim sanctius, quid omni religione munitius, quam domus unusquisque civium?" "What more sacred, what more strongly fuarded by every holy feeling, than a man's own home?"
Marcus Tullius Cicero
"The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter, the main may enter--but the King of England cannot enter; all his forces dares not cross the threshold of the ruined tenement!"
"A man's home is his castle, and God's law, as well as man's, sets a guard upon it; he that assaults it does so at his peril."
"A man's house is his castle...and where shall a man be safe if it be not in his own house?"
Sir Edward Coke
"The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probably cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
Fourth Amendment, United States Consitution
"We believe...a right to resist an unlawful police entry into a home is against public policy and is compatible with modern Fourth Amendment jurisprudence. We also find that allowing resistance unnecessarily escalates the level of violence and therefor the risk of injuries to all parties involved without preventing the arrest...
"In sum, we hold that [in] Indiana the right to reasonably resist an unlawful police entry into a home is no longer recognized under Indiana law."
Indiana State Supreme Court