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They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston! The war is inevitable²and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.

It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace²but 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!

http://www.history.org/media/audio/Libordth.mp3

Will we find this kind of Passion in time?  

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Comment by suzie on July 6, 2012 at 2:10am

listen to the audio there is the short and long version .. there are two link here one is the short version and one is the long version ...thank you for the inquiring ..  there is a book called LION of Liberty about him a great read ;)

Comment by suzie on July 6, 2012 at 1:57am

That Sir is Patrick Henry the most over looked Patriot who is only famous for the one line ...  "Give me Liberty or give me Death!"  He was so much more than those 7 infamous words that so many say and know almost nothing about the man and his incredible contribution to the American revolution ..  he refused to sign the constitution because he thought it gave the federal government too much power ...   a wise man 

Comment by suzie on July 6, 2012 at 12:57am

Thanks David~~ for the like of my post..  looks like my favorite Patriot was over looked for the most part .. but i don't care i love his passion and hope we find ours it is needed more than ever!  :)

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