Patrick Henry

The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.

Patrick Henry By George Bagby Matthews (1857 - 1943), after Thomas Sully (1783-1872) [Public domain], via Wikimedia CommonsThe liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.

Are we at last brought to such humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our defense?

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.

Give me liberty or give me death.

 

 

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