A long time since I posted, but Patrick Henry invaded my thoughts.

13 05 2009

Apparently I had a thought the other day, “The price of peace is simple, merely the chains of slavery.”

Patrick Henry put it much more eloquently as follows:

“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!”

Do these words stir anyone nowadays?

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13 05 2009
jonolan

Those words will always strike a chord in the hearts of Americans, just as those words will always strike fear into the hearts of Liberals.

13 05 2009
Well they stir me « DaTechguy’s Blog

[…] Gaming room’s author hasn’t posted (or come to game night either) in a while but today he hits it out of the park: I had a thought the other day, “The price of peace is simple, merely the chains of […]

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