Same choice, different day

“Our petitions have been slighted, our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt, from the foot of the throne…we must fight! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!”

“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!”

4 responses to “Same choice, different day

  1. “Stand your ground. Do not fire unless you are fired upon, but if they mean war, let it begin here” Cpt. John Parker, April 19, 1775

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  2. March 23, 1775: at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia, Patrick Henry rose to “speak forth his sentiments freely”; “Our petitions have been slighted, our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt…”

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  3. “The time has come for all good men.”

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  4. Indeed

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