Tag Archives: Patrick Henry

First Principles: The Richest Inheritance Is To Pass On Christianity To Our Family

“I have now disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give them, and that is the Christian Religion. If they had that and I had not given them one shilling … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Constitution Is An Instrument For The People To Restrain the Government

“[Our Constitution] is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.” – Patrick Henry      

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First Principles: Liberties of the People Will Never Be Secure With Transparency In the Actions Taken By Their Rulers

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.”  – Patrick Henry If you do, perhaps 2020, is the time to have clear hindsight and vote … Continue reading

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First Principles: Guard Public Liberty Vigilantly Against Anyone Who Seeks To Encroach On This

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.” – Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, … Continue reading

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First Principles: It Is the Duty of All To Worship God In the Manner Most Agreeable To That Person’s Conscience

“It is the duty of all men in society, publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship the SUPREME BEING, the great Creator and Preserver of the universe. And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Constitution Is An Instrument For the People To Restrain the Government

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government.” – Patrick Henry      

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First Principles: Humanity Naturally Indulges False Hope While Shutting Our Eyes to Painful Truth

“It is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts.” – Patrick Henry, … Continue reading

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First Principles: Public Liberty Is the Most Precious Jewel For Mankind

“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 earthly blessings … Continue reading

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First Principles: Life Is Not So Dear As To Purchased At the Price of Chains and Slavery

“Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God.” – Patrick Henry, Speech to the Virginia Convention, 1775        

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First Principles: Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death

“There is a just God who presides over the destines of nations … who will raise up friends to fight our battle for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, … Continue reading

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