Thanks excellent post! Thank you. To bad we as a Nation have lost the ability to speak as intelligent as our Founding patriots could.
There are few things that irritate me as much as people who view our founders as being less sophisticated than ourselves with an inability to cope with the “complicated” issues we face today.
These men like Patrick Henry understood quite well the essence of the “complicated” issues we face today. Times change and people change, but there are principles and bases of knowledge that are timeless.
As rcrngroup astutely noticed and alluded to with the suggestion to substitute words or phrases into Patrick Henry’s speech, our founders were well aware of the issues we face today. I feel certain that they understand many of the important ones FAR better than we do.
It must have been something to listen to that speech in person.