Today we celebrate the 239th Anniversary of Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death” Speech, that was delivered in the Virginia House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775. A speech of vision, courage and foresight that should be ringing from the lips of statesmen and patriots today. Here are few segments that are as applicable today as they were when spoken 239 years ago.
On the topic of freedom and slavery and having open debate:
“The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country.”
And yet today, debate is stifled, law-making is hidden from the public’s eyes, and the media obfuscates the truth.
On the topic of wanting to avoid issues, sweep things under the rug, and hoping it all just goes away:
“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth -- to know the worst and to provide for it.”
And yet today, most Americans completely adhere to the primary values of “personal peace and affluence”. Liberty is too much trouble they say, “just keep me comfortable and don’t give me something to hard to do and quit bothering me”.
No question at all, Mr. Brown. Patrick Henry was a true patriot. ovomit is a true communist, illegal alien, all records sealed, muslim, anti American half white traitor.
Enslaved to paying taxes that are used to enable and reward ignorance, irresponsibility, promiscuity, and drug addiction with free rent, welfare, food stamps, free atrocious government schools, and free healthcare including free abortions for the promiscuous...
Hmm... what would real men like Patrick Henry think of us?
In Patrick Henry's day the liberty loving and common decency loving colonials had men in the pulpit supporting them and teaching the common folk to stand against tyranny, slavery, and injustice. The British called the men in the pulpits "the Black Robed Regiment." Where is the Black Robed Regiment today? Where are the wise Christian laymen who would back up a bold preacher who preaches against slavery, tyranny, and injustice?
well Mr. Henry was correct without being there, obamacare is the death of our liberty
It is self evident that we are in a struggle that resembles that of 1775! Patrick Henry and the rest of the leaders of the Revolution should be required study in every educational instution in this nation, every year repeated, so that by the time they graduate from grade, middle, high Schools and college should be well versed in the founding of this nation as a Sovereign Constitutional Republic and not a collectivist Autocrat Oligarchy!! The red line is being drawn - support the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, The TEA PARTY, 2nd Amendment Foundation, NRA, Sheriff Arpaio, and our military if it has not become politicized as Obama is attempting to do.
Time is short for the Progressive Humanists Marxist (aka) Socialist Fascist Democratic Party are becoming more arrogant and bold to where they will try anything, if they become threatened. Marshal Law by executive order is not out of their agenda. They are arming the federal agencies with billions of rounds of ammo and weapons including AR15/M16, AK47, Armored Velicles, and extensive training in urban areas. Obumer is creating his own army that includes the IRS, FBI, Black Panthers, the minorities as the Islamists and radical Hispanics as raza and etc!
The signs are there we have been warned, it is coming more rapidly than one may think!
Put an end to this obamanation. Get the Dr. in the office!!! Help Dr. Ben Carson to get on the 2016 presidential ticket. Go to runbenrun.org and sign up to support him
Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the LORD!!! He will return with a terrible swift sword!! Pay heed you tyrants, your days are numbered!!!!
Patrick Henry (1736-1799)
"Sirs, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations, and who will up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave."
It is an affront to mention these two in the same breath. Patrick Henry was a true patriot while Obama is a traitor and a tyrant.