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  • Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death… (Or Free Birth-Control)

    03/23/2014 12:41:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    While speaking to the second Virginia Convention on this day, in 1775, Patrick Henry voiced his opposition to the increasingly violent British rule over the colonies. The issue at hand was not insufficient healthcare or an unlivable minimum wage… America was growingly increasingly weary of Brits telling us how to live. (It turns out, the sentiment stuck with us – as is evidenced by Piers Morgan getting kicked off of CNN.) Speaking to the delegates of the Convention, Henry cried the now famous ultimatum: “Give me liberty, or give me death!” And when spoken in opposition to the world’s most...
  • The American Flag Daily: Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

    03/23/2014 5:44:47 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 7 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | March 23, 2014 | FlagBearer
    On this day in 1775 at Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, Patrick Henry made his speech before the House of Burgesses pressing for the need to mobilize to respond to the British. The end of Henry's speech is popularly known as: "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!" No one is exactly sure what Henry said that day, as the speech was written decades...
  • Patrick Henry, Meet Ted Cruz

    10/01/2013 1:44:44 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 27 replies
    The solution to America's problems reside within the American tradition. Our latest problem, the unasked-for Obamacare, is centered around new onerous fines/taxes. Obamacare is the result of an imposed ideology that is incompatible with the American experience. Its social justice progressivism is irrelevant, hostile, and has no legitimate place here. We long ago faced a similar situation in which a foreign ideology meant taxes that couldn’t be avoided. In 1765, Parliament imposed the Stamp Act. The tax had a logical basis. Great Britain spent enormous sums to kick France out of much of North America, and a tax on those...
  • Miss America fits in at tiny, conservative college

    09/08/2013 3:23:11 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    AP via NY Daily News ^ | September 7, 2013
    PURCELLVILLE, Va. — It’s a startling contrast to some observers — the glamorous, bikini-clad Miss America from 2011, Teresa Scanlan, finding her home at the tiny, super-conservative Patrick Henry College. The school requires students to dress modestly and “seek parental counsel when pursuing a romantic relationship.” But the match has been a good one. Scanlan returned to campus in late August to begin her sophomore year. Among the things she loves about her classmates and her campus: “I’ve never had to sign an autograph, and I’ve never had to take a picture. Here, I can be just another student,” she...
  • Today in History,March 23rd 1775,Patrick Henry proclaims "Give me liberty or give me death"

    03/23/2013 2:21:02 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 19 replies
    various | 3/23/13 | Patrick Henry
    "Give me liberty,or give me death!" Patrick Henry delivering his great speech on the rights of the colonies,before the Virginia Assembly,convened at Richmond,March 23rd 1775, concluding with the above sentiment,which became the war cry of the revolution. LIBERTY OR DEATH 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 that it will not be thought disrespectful to those gentlemen, if entertaining, as I do, opinions of...
  • Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death (Patrick Henry's speech on March 23, 1775)

    03/09/2013 6:58:27 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 21 replies
    Early America ^ | March 23, 1775 | Pactric Henry
    Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death Complete text of Patrick Henry's speech at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775. No man, Mr. President, 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...
  • Second Amendment Ratified to Preserve Slavery (barf-up both lungs alert)

    01/26/2013 11:35:46 AM PST · by pabianice · 42 replies
    Truth-out ^ | 1/26/13 | Hartmann
    Received from a Navy buddy who has since been seduced by the Dark Side. ===================================================== The real reason the Second Amendment was ratified, and why it says "State" instead of "Country" (the Framers knew the difference - see the 10th Amendment), was to preserve the slave patrol militias in the southern states, which was necessary to get Virginia's vote. Founders Patrick Henry, George Mason, and James Madison were totally clear on that . . . and we all should be too. In the beginning, there were the militias. In the South, they were also called the "slave patrols," and they...
  • The History of MPAC

    08/08/2012 9:40:28 AM PDT · by bayouranger · 2 replies
    Rightsidenews.com ^ | 07AUG12 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    On September 11, 2001, al-Qaeda operatives slaughtered nearly 3,000 Americans in an operation that marked the second major attack by violent jihadists against the World Trade Center. There wasn’t much mystery about who had carried out these atrocities — unless you were Salam al-Marayati, executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Marayati warned Americans not to conclude that the suicide hijacking attacks were the work of Muslim terrorists. “If we are going to look at suspects,” he told a Los Angeles radio station, “we should look at groups that benefit the most from these kinds of incidents, and I...
  • That liberty guy...

    06/25/2012 12:37:13 PM PDT · by pickrell · 7 replies
    25-June-2012 | Ron Pickrell
    "Wasn't he, uh, that guy who said 'Give me liberty or give me death'?" Yeah, he was. If any mention is made of Patrick Henry, or any incidental reference linked to his name, the vast majority of folks remember he said something like that, since it is cited as his single, or at least the most 'historical thing' that he did. What they don't remember was the obstructionism he caused in the framing of our Constitution. Kindness, perhaps, leaves him with only that one quote as his single contribution to American history. Kindness, perhaps, leaves out the problems he introduced...
  • Give Me Posterity - A new biography of Patrick Henry reveals a complicated but exemplary American.

    02/22/2012 6:35:14 PM PST · by neverdem · 21 replies
    City Journal ^ | 17 February 2012 | Ryan L. Cole
    Patrick Henry: First Among Patriots, by Thomas S. Kidd (Basic, 320 pp., $28) Peruse the language of the Tea Party or Occupy Wall Street movements, and you will, at some point, encounter “give me liberty or give me death.” Apart from the various preambles and amendments to our founding documents, these are arguably the best- known and most invoked words from the American Revolution. The phrase has far outlived the reputation of its author: two centuries after his death, Patrick Henry remains associated with a fragment of a speech he delivered at Richmond’s St. John’s church in the spring...
  • Patrick Henry's Warning: The Tax-gatherers on the Rampage

    10/18/2011 9:02:07 PM PDT · by RobertClark · 4 replies
    The International Libertarian ^ | 10/17/2011 | Darren Wolfe
    This excerpt is from Patrick Henry's greatest speech, "Shall Liberty or Empire Be Sought?" where he argued against adoption of the Constitution: In this scheme of energetic government, the people will find two sets of tax-gatherers — the state and the federal sheriffs. This, it seems to me, will produce such dreadful oppression as the people cannot possibly bear. The federal sheriff may commit what oppression, make what distresses, he pleases, and ruin you with impunity; for how are you to tie his hands? Have you any sufficiently decided means of preventing him from sucking your blood by speculations, commissions, and fees?...
  • A Little Known Fact About Patrick Henry...

    08/02/2011 5:26:33 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 4 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-2-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
  • Cool Virtual Video of FOUNDING FATHER Patrick Henry: “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” Speech

    05/04/2010 1:53:41 PM PDT · by FactReal · 9 replies · 323+ views
    FactReal.com ^ | 4/29/2010 | FactReal
    Great virtual video! PATRICK HENRY, first and sixth post-colonial Governor of Virginia, gave his famous and fiery speech before the Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775 imploring his fellow Americans to take up arms against the British colonialists that ended in the immortal lines "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!" [youtube="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W72tx_UW9TM;"] link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W72tx_UW9TM link: http://factreal.wordpress.com/2010/04/29/founding-fathers-and-war-give-me-liberty-or-give-me-death-by-patrick-henry/ more
  • "GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH" RINGS TRUE TODAY

    04/01/2010 9:08:05 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 2 replies · 121+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 4/1/2010 | Kevin Price
    March 2010 marked the 235th anniversary of one of the most important speeches delivered in US history as the colonies prepared to shed its chains from the British tyrants. The rhetoric used by the great statesman, Patrick Henry, resonates very well today as this nation faces tyrants of its own.
  • Let me be buried on this spot!

    03/23/2010 3:27:33 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 4 replies · 652+ views
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | March 23, 2010 | Val Prieto
    It was with this speech at the Virginia House of Burgesses at St John's Church in Richmond, Virginia that Patrick Henry influenced his fellow delegates to make Virginia join the American Revolution. The rest, as they say, is history. But history is a beautifully intricate thing. Yes, Patrick Henry's now famous speech and oratory served as the impetus for Virginia to join ranks with her sister colonies against the British, but it did much more than that. Today, outside a window at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, there stands a grave and marker that's not at all fancy but...
  • Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty" Speech March 23, 1775

    03/23/2010 2:56:25 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies · 440+ views
    Liberty Onlinde ^ | March 23, 1775 | Patrick Henry
    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 questing before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as...
  • "GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH", BY PATRICK HENRY, 235 YEARS AGO THIS MONTH

    03/15/2010 1:12:09 AM PDT · by TheFreedomPoster · 4 replies · 339+ views
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | March 15, 2010 | Matthew Burke
    This month marks the 235th anniversary of Patrick Henry's famous, "Give me liberty, or give me death!", speech. Given without notes or teleprompter, Patrick Henry's words showed the depth of his conviction and passion in opposing the tyranny of British rule. A couple of sentences caught my eye: "Mr. President, it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope", reminded me of a recent political campaign (tongue in cheek), and "The war is inevitable -- and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come!", reminded me of the modern version of throwing down the gauntlet,...
  • The Young America's Foundation's Top 10 Conservative College List for 2009-2010

    03/12/2010 7:41:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies · 1,572+ views
    Young America’s Foundation is pleased to release the sixth annual “Top Conservative College” list in response to the frequently asked question by parents and students of which schools we recommend to those seeking conservative colleges. A wide variety of rankings exist for the market of American colleges and universities. Each year, U.S. News & World Report releases its “America’s Best Colleges” edition. The magazine grades each institution based on factors including peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, and student selectivity. Yet, U.S. News does not rank the overall experience that colleges offer. That is why Young America’s Foundation...
  • Let freedom live

    02/21/2010 5:26:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies · 300+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2010 | Paul Jacob
    Tomorrow, February 22, at 5:00 pm, I’ll close my office door and take five minutes to quietly reflect upon heroism, honor, courage and fealty to truth. And I’ll grieve about the sometimes tragic consequences of correctly answering Patrick Henry’s historic question: “Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?” Knowing the dearness of life and the sweetness of peace, Mr. Henry’s answer was: “Forbid it, Almighty God!” He then concluded, “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”...
  • Tea Party speaker recalls American patriots words

    02/08/2010 5:55:22 AM PST · by usalady · 2 replies · 334+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | February 8, 2009 | Martha
    During the Tea Party convention Judge Roy Moore, speaking on Feb. 5, 2010, recalled the words of American patriots and began by quoting Thomas Paine:
  • The Constitution: A Big Gubmint Boondoggle Born of Manufactured Crisis

    11/12/2009 6:16:08 AM PST · by Huck · 32 replies · 945+ views
    various | 11/12/09 | Patrick Henry
    Nowadays, we’re all familiar with the formula: Government alarms the citizenry with a trumped up crisis from which the only refuge is more and bigger government. But did you know that’s how our government was born? Here are excerpts from Patrick Henry’s speeches at the Virginia Convention, where he spells it out: Manufactured Alarm Where is the danger? If, sir, there was any, I would recur to the American spirit to defend us; that spirit which has enabled us to surmount the greatest difficulties -- to that illustrious spirit I address my most fervent prayer to prevent our adopting a...
  • Has it come to this? If so I wish I could find the same words.

    07/17/2009 9:44:52 PM PDT · by oncebitten · 13 replies · 634+ views
    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 questing before the House is one of awful...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Patrick Henry ~ July 6, 2009

    07/05/2009 5:00:00 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 138 replies · 2,315+ views
    Serving The Best Troops And Veterans In The World | StarCMC
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Patrick Henry...a slightly different take on our heroes, in honor of Independence Day...             Born: May 29, 1736 Birthplace: Hanover County, Virginia Education: (Lawyer, Politician) Work: Elected to Virginia House of Burgesses, 1765; Admitted to the Bar of the General Court in Virginia, 1769; Elected to the Continental Congress, 1774;...
  • Patrick Henry Revolution (fiery speech from James Manning -- must listen!)

    05/20/2009 7:20:17 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 23 replies · 1,252+ views
    Atlah Worldwide via YouTube ^ | May 6, 2009 | James David Manning, Ph.D
    WOW. This is one fiery speech! Slams everything -- Obama, congress, bailouts, trampling on the Constitution, SCOTUS ... even suggests that we may get to the point where only the Taliban or bin Laden or Castro can rescue America from Obama!
  • Patrick Henry Speech, "Give me liberty, or give me death!

    04/14/2009 9:56:05 PM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 14 replies · 715+ views
    The History Place ^ | March 23, 1775 | patrick henry
    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 that 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...
  • Patrick Henry's Address To Congress

    03/22/2009 7:20:34 AM PDT · by Wpin · 23 replies · 1,429+ views
    God and Liberty | March 23rd, 1775 | Patrick Henry
    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 that 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...
  • Channeling the Young Patrick Henry

    03/14/2009 3:21:06 AM PDT · by Scanian · 18 replies · 670+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | March 13, 2009 | Quin Hillyer
    If this be treason, make the most of it. No, not treason against this wonderful nation. But this column may sound suspiciously like treason against the cult of Obama, and against his hagiographers in the establishment media, and against the very idea that this president actually loves this nation's liberal, republican, constitutional order. Consider this also to be treason against the myth that our president is a man of deep, or even average, integrity. Barack Obama is a radical's radical and a man whose ego vastly outstrips his prior accomplishments. He is dangerous, and after just seven weeks he already...
  • Channeling the Young Patrict Henry

    03/13/2009 3:45:56 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 12 replies · 611+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 3-13-09 | Quin Hilyer
    Channeling the Young Patrick Henry By Quin Hillyer March 13, 2009 If this be treason, make the most of it. No, not treason against this wonderful nation. But this column may sound suspiciously like treason against the cult of Obama, and against his hagiographers in the establishment media, and against the very idea that this president actually loves this nation's liberal, republican, constitutional order. Consider this also to be treason against the myth that our president is a man of deep, or even average, integrity. Barack Obama is a radical's radical and a man whose ego vastly outstrips his prior...
  • THE SAVAGE NATION!!!!!! 8-4-08

    08/04/2008 2:52:49 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 234 replies · 282+ views
    michaelsavage.wnd.com ^ | 8-4-08 | Dr. Michael Savage
  • Introducing God's new Harvard : Patrick Henry College

    03/13/2008 5:02:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 348+ views
    WorldnetDaily ^ | March 12 ,2008 | Alyssa Farah
    Matthew du Mee was one of more than 2 million college-bound students in 2001 to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test, or SAT. But he was one of only a tiny handful who received a perfect score. Within weeks, the nation's most prestigious schools – Harvard, Yale, and Stanford among them – began courting him. Du Mee turned them all down, choosing instead a tiny new school with, at the time, fewer than 100 students, no accreditation and no name outside of homeschooling circles. The school was Patrick Henry College, created as haven of sorts for the nation's brightest homeschooled students,...
  • Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

    10/09/2007 8:24:46 AM PDT · by CHEE · 1 replies · 101+ views
    Liberty Online Web Site ^ | March 23, 1775. | Patrick Henry
    /snip It is in vain, sir, to extenuate the matter. Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace-- but 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,...
  • “Do not post to me”

    08/28/2007 5:47:37 PM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 3,059 replies · 26,248+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 8/28/07 | Admin Moderator
    We've received many requests from freepers requesting that other freepers not post to them. There are several problems with this. 1. It's impossible for us to enforce.2. We don't have the time to enforce these requests.3. We don't have the software to keep track of these requests.4. Thick skin helps.5. Ignore the poster, if you don't reply, they won't reply. Free Republic does not need a bozo filter, bozo filters are for wimps. Final note: Trolls, troublemakers, disruptors, forum pests, malcontents, RINOs, liberals, stalkers, et al, would continue posting to (harassing) someone after being asked to stop. Conservative FReepers would...
  • Patrick Henry's 1775 "Liberty or Death" speech for July 4

    07/04/2007 6:09:11 AM PDT · by pttttt · 10 replies · 531+ views
    Colonial Williamsburg ^ | 1775 | Patrick Henry
    From http://www.history.org/Almanack/life/politics/giveme.cfm . An extract from early in the speech is below. (Patrick Henry was actually an antifederalist who defended the Articles of Confederation and was suspicious even of our present Constitution as placing too much power in the hands of the central government. The man was nothing if not conscientious about our freedoms. But this may be why he is known best for this 1775 speech, even though he lived and worked until 1799.) As well as it reads, it has even more force when spoken. There are some good reenactment mp3's of it out there. Patrick Henry did...
  • In honor of Peter Francisco Day [225th Battle of Guilford Courthouse Anniversary]

    03/15/2006 1:44:38 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 9 replies · 901+ views
    SouthCoastToday ^ | 3-15-06 | JORGE S. MEDEIROS
    Today, March 15, 2006, marks the 225th anniversary of one of the most decisive battles of the American Revolution. The battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781, in a small hamlet in North Carolina. It was considered the largest, most hotly-contested action of the Revolutionary War's climactic southern campaign. The British, led by Gen. Charles Cornwallis, defeated the Americans, but at a large cost to their army. Cornwallis would then return to Virginia and eventually capitulated to the Americans on Oct. 19 of that same year. In the battle of Guilford, there was a young soldier of...
  • Russians losing faith in value of democracy

    01/10/2006 3:54:52 PM PST · by Pharmboy · 37 replies · 699+ views
    Winnipeg Free Press ^ | Jan 10 2006 | Dave O'Brien
    "I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death." THE American revolutionary Patrick Henry uttered those famous words in 1775 in defiance of what he and others considered British tyranny. The words have come to define what it means to be American and the idea of liberty is one of the most enduring and important myths in U.S. culture. (I once told an American lawyer who had worked for Robert F. Kennedy that I thought Canadians made too much of the question of national identity. What, for example, was an...
  • A Bad Constitution – Won’t Get Ratified, Can’t Work

    09/15/2005 11:19:25 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 38 replies · 2,901+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 17 September 2005 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    Dateline, 17 September, 2005, National Capitol It is self-evident that this new constitution is fatally flawed. It is unlikely to be ratified. And even if it is, it will fail in practice. Begin with ratification. One province is so opposed that it refused to take part in the drafting. The governors of two provinces refused to sign the document and are committed to its defeat. There is a hotbed of opposition in another province. One of the leaders there walked out of the drafting, and returned home to lead the effort to defeat the constitution, taking a majority of his...
  • An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged [Jane Fonda]

    06/10/2005 5:48:00 AM PDT · by SJackson · 34 replies · 5,491+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-10-05 | Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer
    An American Traitor: Guilty As Charged By Henry Mark Holzer and Erika HolzerFrontPageMagazine.com | June 10, 2005For three decades Jane Fonda obfuscated, distorted and lied about virtually everything connected with her wartime trip to North Vietnam: her motive, her acts, her intent, and her contribution to the Communists’ war effort.  With the aid of clever handlers, she so successfully suppressed and spun her conduct in Hanoi that many Americans didn’t know what she had done there, and, more important, the legal significance. Three years ago, our book, “Aid and Comfort”: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam (McFarland & Co.), laid bare...
  • Proof We Are a Christian Nation - (declarations from our Founders)

    04/17/2005 10:27:53 AM PDT · by CHARLITE · 32 replies · 836+ views
    CHRONWATCH.COM ^ | APRIL 17, 2005 | BRENDA STOCKS
    About the Writer: Artwork by Brenda Stocks. Graphic designing since 1986, Pasadena, Calif. Recent artwork for: Ronald McDonald House, Pasadena Firefighter's Assn., Re/Max Realty Magazine, Shopping for Real Estate Magazine, ERA Castle Realty, and a variety of other businesses and individuals. Logo & ad print design.
  • Educating America's Christian Right

    03/02/2005 10:46:24 AM PST · by pissant · 17 replies · 833+ views
    BBC ^ | 3/2//05 | mark alden
    Energised by last year's election victory which mobilised the Christian Conservative vote, the American Right has been confidently pushing a moral agenda which puts education at the heart of a battle to change US culture. Patrick Henry students are committed to transforming America Sitting in a noisy but strangely tidy student canteen, Naomi Laine outlines her political vision. "My intention is to impact the culture [of America]," she says. "The people are the most important component of a society, and so that's where the battle for the minds needs to be waged." Naomi sounds like a well-seasoned politician. But she...
  • America Not Among Top Ten Freest

    02/19/2005 10:17:00 AM PST · by The_Eaglet · 59 replies · 1,313+ views
    www.truthusa.org ^ | February 11, 2005 | Chuck Baldwin
    America Not Among Top Ten FreestBy Chuck BaldwinFebruary 11, 2005  In a recent column, I noted how Americans have lost numerous freedoms since George W. Bush became president. Of course, the reality of the situation is, the federal government has been increasingly encroaching upon the liberties of the American people for decades. Unfortunately, that trend only seems to be escalating.Now, a new report states that the U.S. is not even among the top ten freest economies.According to the Heritage Foundation, "The United States is tied for 12th place with Switzerland in the 2005 Index of Economic Freedom. The world's second...
  • According to Their Genius: American Politics and The Example of Patrick Henry

    01/03/2005 3:19:50 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 6 replies · 685+ views
    LibertyHaven ^ | July 1976 | M. E. Bradford
    Even before the first of our bicentennial observations began, it was altogether predictable that their emphasis should fall more upon the what than the why of events transpiring during and prior to our original War for Independence. According to those responsible, no controversy could follow from this procedure. There is, however, a danger in submitting to such probability and neglecting to redress the balance of emphasis toward interpretation. For, try as we will, there is no honest way of making our salute to the revolutionary forefathers into a nonpartisan event. What they attempted and achieved embodied a political intention and...
  • "Liberty or death" oration from Patrick Henry. Rev up your Fourth, let your children listen.

    07/04/2004 10:00:43 AM PDT · by Seth Monroe · 15 replies · 966+ views
    History.org ^ | March, 23 1715 | Henry, Patrick
    Patrick Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia in 1736, to John and Sarah Winston Henry. A symbol of America's struggle for liberty and self-government, Patrick Henry was a lawyer, patriot, orator, and willing participant in virtually every aspect of the founding of America. He was twice married, to Sarah Shelton, and to Dorothea Dandridge. John Henry educated young Patrick at home, including teaching him to read Latin, but Patrick studied law on his own. In 1760, he appeared in Williamsburg to take his attorney's examination before Robert Carter Nicholas, Edmund Pendleton, John and Peyton Randolph, and George Wythe, and...
  • From Patrick Henry

    07/22/2003 5:11:14 AM PDT · by CCCV · 175+ views
    The Federalist
    "Is the relinquishment of the trial by jury and the liberty of the press necessary for your liberty? Will the abandonment of your most sacred rights tend to the security of your liberty? Liberty, the greatest of all earlthy blessings -- give us that precious jewel, and you may take every things else! ... Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel." --Patrick Henry
  • Smith: 2nd Amendment Meant for People to use Against Tyranny!

    07/30/2002 12:39:27 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 19 replies · 1,021+ views
    Federal Observer ^ | 30 July 2002 | Bernadine Smith
    Patrick Henry saw in the Constitution many loopholes, which horrified him. In 1787 he called it a "crazy magazine" and vehemently opposed its adoption. He never let up till 1791, when the people's liberty became somewhat safeguarded by the Bill of Rights. Henry had fought in the long war to establish liberty and he did not intend to let this Constitution "trample on your fallen liberty!" It granted power to the new government, but it held no safeguards for the liberty of the people. Henry saw many dangers in the document signed even by George Washington, and he railed against...
  • (U.S. Government Sanctioned) Academy Declines to Accredit Va. College-Creationism Rule Cited

    05/11/2002 8:07:34 PM PDT · by codebreaker · 24 replies · 444+ views
    Washington Post ^ | May 11, 2002 SGT | Rosalind S. Helderman
    Patrick Henry College the Purcellville based Christian college founded two years ago primarily for home school students, has been denied accreditation from a national group because it requires professors to sign a statement of faith including that they will teach creationism.The college of about 150 students, which will graduate its first class this month, is appealing the decision by the American Academy for Liberal Education, a private group funded by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit liberal arts colleges.At issue is the school's Statement of Biblical Worldview, in which professors agree that all courses will be taught with the...
  • Today is the 277th aAnniversaryof Patrick Henry's "give me liberty or give me death" speach

    03/23/2002 5:30:52 PM PST · by P8riot · 7 replies · 696+ views
    Public domain | 3/23/1775 | Patrick Henry
    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 questing before the House is one of awful...
  • 3/23/1775: Give Me Liberty or Give me Death

    03/22/2002 12:47:36 PM PST · by NittanyLion · 10 replies · 300+ views
    Liberty online ^ | March 23, 1775 | Patrick Henry
    Back to the LibertyOnline Index 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 questing before...