What would you choose - liberty or security? If you would choose security, how much liberty would you be willing to sacrifice, and for how much and what types of security?
There are several excellent quote contained within this speech. Most of us are familiar with the the last phrase of the last sentence, but few have read the entire speech. Fewer still know the circumstances or timing of the speech. Mr. Henry was addressing the Virginia House of Burgesses in March 1775 in response to … Continue reading PATRICK HENRY – GIVE ME LIBERTY or GIVE ME DEATH
You remember, sir, the conclusion of the speech, so often declaimed in various ways by school-boys '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 … Continue reading A Witness Account of Patrick Henry’s “Give Me Liberty…” Speech