"A Castle Doctrine (also known as a Castle Law or a Defense of Habitation Law) is an American legal doctrine arising from English common law that designates one's place of residence (or, in some states, any place legally occupied, such as one's car or place of work) as a place in which one enjoys protection from illegal trespassing and violent attack. It then goes on to give a person the legal right to use deadly force to defend that place (his "castle").
This is where the maxim a man's home is his castle comes from.
You need to look at books alot older books than 1961 and carefully consider what you are studying. There has been a systematic attempt since the late 1800s to remove all concepts of common law and replace it with positive law. It's gotten worse in the last 40 years or so too.
A well trained monopolistic lawyer or judge will maintain that common law is judge made law. This isn't how our founders understood it. They understood it as the embodiment of their rights from English law, including such things as the Magna Carta.
Besides the castle doctrine, related common law rights might include knock and announce. This has been replaced in the last ten years with swat teams and deadly force. People and their dogs getting shot in their own homes. The common law subverted. The Nazi's would be proud.
Reading the declaration will give you a good sense of what you have an unalienable right to protect, your life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness (or as expressed in other documents, your property).
Unalienable Rights can't be taken away by a judge, or a majority vote. They are yours to defend, and they are a gift from God.
And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.
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