Friday, March 23, 2007

Give me Liberty!

Em, aka Frazzledsister, seems to be a young lady with a lot of responsibility and maturity beyond her years. Through her blog she mentions that 23 March 1775 is the date that Patrick Henry made his famous, "give me liberty or give me death" speech. His conclusion is just as relevant today.

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!

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