Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death! Patrick Henry: March 23, 1775

A Time For Choosing

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By Gary P Jackson

Today is a great day to remember what is one of the most famous, and powerful speeches in American history. Where is OUR Patrick Henry today?

Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775

No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy gentlemen who have just addressed the House. But different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen if, entertaining as I do opinions of a character very opposite to theirs, I shall speak forth my sentiments freely and without reserve. This is no time for ceremony. 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…

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