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Originally posted by madnessinmysoul
it could just be similar to the famous phrase "give me liberty or give me death"
if the PEOPLE have no problem with socialism, shouldn't they be allowed to have it?
Originally posted by FlyersFan
And that hero died rather than face a life without liberty. hmmmm ....
I didn't say anything about forcing them not to be communist .. I was just lamenting their push in that direction. It's NOT a good life and socialism has failed (and is failing) around the world.
I can pity them their fate. And I foresee a major headache with Chavez in Venezuela for America. He's a whack on an ego trip and there is no one to stop him.
Henry is perhaps best known for the speech he made in the House of Burgesses on March 23, 1775, urging that legislature to take military action against the encroaching British military force. The House was deeply divided, but was very much leaning toward not committing troops. As Henry stood in Saint John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, he ended his speech with his most famous words:
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!
The crowd jumped up and shouted "To Arms! To Arms!". This speech is credited by some with single-handedly delivering the Virginia troops to the Revolutionary War.