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  • Today's Quotefall Puzzle by Patrick Henry

    09/23/2019 7:59:52 AM PDT · by GOP Congress · 1 replies
    Self-Published | 9/23/2019 | Self-Published
    Today's Quotefall Puzzle features a quote by Patrick Henry. Click puzzle (or click here) for full size rendition, then use your browser's print command to print puzzle. Patrick Henry was an American attorney, planter, and orator best known for his declaration to the Second Virginia Convention: "Give me liberty, or give me death!" He served as Virginia's first post-colonial governor. All hints, along with the answer, are provided in the first reply comment below, using filtered font to prevent accidental spoilers. Please refrain from disclosing the full answer in comments to prevent spoilers.To solve the puzzle: Enter the letters in the top...
  • Progressing the Constitution -The Ninth Amendment Part I

    12/03/2018 1:32:07 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 6 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | December 3rd 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Over the next few squibs I will show why Scotus has no Constitutional business fabricating rights. As opposed to its assumed authority to invent rights, it is instead duty-bound to defend the Constitution. Like the rest of the Bill of Rights, the Ninth Amendment deserves equal protection from the Scotus. Despite this presumption, Scotus has generally interpreted the Ninth Amendment in a manner that denies the sovereign people’s prerogative to assert the rights that Scotus is Constitutionally bound to accept.1Background. Thanks to the assurances of James Madison and other Federalists, the draft Constitution made its way unscathed through a rough...
  • IRS gives free pass to famous Obama leftist group

    04/24/2014 3:23:58 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 4-24-2014 | Garth Kant
    IRS GIVES FREE PASS TO FAMOUS OBAMA LEFTIST GROUP But strips tax-exempt status from small conservative nonprofit Garth Kant WASHINGTON — A stunning example of IRS political activity and liberal bias is sitting in plain view for all the world to see, following an investigation by WND. The IRS has just stripped a small, obscure, conservative nonprofit of its tax-exempt status for two alleged rule violations a decade ago, while taking a hands-off approach to a famous leftist website that’s well-financed by billionaire George Soros and other liberals and has engaged in more egregious practices for years, and on a...
  • Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death 241st Anniversary [Semi-Vanity]

    03/23/2016 2:34:00 PM PDT · by Idaho_Cowboy · 7 replies
    Patrick Henry Center for Individual Liberty ^ | 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...
  • The Founding Fathers - Who is your favourite?

    10/27/2015 1:48:04 PM PDT · by ConfusedSwede · 75 replies ^ | Today | ?
    My favorites are Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine.
  • [Redux: from July 4, 2012] The 7 Most Badass Founding Fathers

    07/05/2015 12:11:18 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 33 replies
    PJ media ^ | July 4, 2012 | David Forsmark
    They all pledged their “lives, fortunes and sacred honors,” and it was more than just an idle boast. The Founding Fathers were committing treason against the most powerful empire that the world to date had ever seen. It was also their Mother Country, to which many of their friends, family, and neighbors were still loyal. And while they certainly, in the words of Patrick Henry, “made the most” of their treason, the idea that they would establish the most free and powerful nation in the history of mankind was not the most likely outcome. So in singling out these 7...
  • Give Me Liberty, or Give Me Death… (Or Free Birth-Control)

    03/23/2014 12:41:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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=";"] link: link: more

    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.