When the American Spirit was in its youth,…

[sws_blockquote_endquote align="left" cite="" quotestyle="style01"]the language of America was different; liberty, sir, was then the primary object. [/sws_blockquote_endquote] -Patrick Henry, 1788     [From a speech made on June 5, 1788, in the Virginia Convention, called to ratify the Constitution of the United States.] (Source: http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/writings/liberty_empire.htm ) emphasis added.   Here's to remembering and celebrating a [...]

By |2012-07-04T13:06:44-04:00July 4th, 2012|Featured Categories, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Patrick Henry gave us independence and much more

As a Virginian, one of my favorite Founding Fathers is Patrick Henry, a man who is often not given enough credit for his many accomplishments. Patrick Henry is famously known for his famous quote: “Give me liberty or give me death.” It was a powerful speech that gave men the courage to confront the king [...]

By |2010-07-03T13:11:16-04:00July 4th, 2010|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Patrick Henry, Virginian

We are come hither to preserve the poor commonwealth of Virginia, if it can be possibly done: something must be done to preserve your liberty and mine. - Patrick Henry, 5 June 1788, arguing (correctly) against Virginia's ratification of the proposed Constitution. We turn our attention for a foray into history. It's been said that [...]

By |2010-06-23T22:24:21-04:00June 23rd, 2010|Constitution, Uncategorized|1 Comment

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