[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 meaningfulĀ  Independence Day in the Spirit of 1776 and 1789!