Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!

Today is the 235th anniversary of Patrick Henry's famous Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death speech before a meeting of the colony's delegates held in St. John's church in Richmond.

"It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"
- Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

In honor of Patrick Henry, I encourage you to join the peaceful fight to reclaim our God-given liberties. Your brothers (and sisters) in liberty are already in the streets protesting the government's power grab. Will you join them or continue to sit on your couch talking back to the TV?

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