Friday, March 23, 2012

237 years ago

H/T to The Gun Wire

March 23, 1775, Patrick Henry stood in a Church and gave his famous speech to the Virginia Convention and, according to people at the speech "You never heard anything more famously insolent than P Henrys speech. He called the King a Tyrant, a fool, a puppet & tool to the Ministry, Said there was now no Englishmen, no Scots no Britons, but a Set of Wretches Sunk in luxury..."

He threw out the famous line "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death!"

Only a few generations later, we have sunk to the point that the national debate is how much free stuff one class can vote themselves out of the rest of our pockets.  We work over half the year to pay taxes.  The limo libs use morality to beat us deeper into taxation:
"Won't someone think of the children!"
"You hate minorities and women if you are against so-and-so program"
"Jesus would help the sick and poor, why won't you?"
 You know what, Jesus would never have a Roman Soldier hold a spear to my side, or a gladius to my throat to FORCE me to pay for the sick and poor.

I guess our new slogan would be
"Give me free stuff, or you're a racist/ bigot/ homophobe/ misogynist!"


  1. We have fallen so very far, just in my few years on earth. In my heart of hearts, I fear we will need to hit bottom, have that generation find a new Patrick Henry and attempt to throw off the chains of tyranny once again.

    I pray we are up for the fight.

  2. I fear you are right. I just hope we are wrong.