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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty. Suspect Everyone Who Approaches That Jewel

“Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel.” — Patrick Henry (1788)

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First Principles: For My Part, Whatever Anguish of Spirit It Might Cost, I Am Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To Know the Worst, and To Provide For It

“For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it might cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.” – Patrick Henry (1775)

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First Principles: It Cannot Be Emphasized Too Strongly…That This Great Nation Was Founded …By Christians…On the Gospel of Jesus Christ

“It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded, not by religionists, but Christians;  not on religions, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ!” – Patrick Henry

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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty. Suspect Every One Who Approaches That Jewel

“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 (1788)

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First Principles: For My Part, Whatever Anguish of Spirit It Might Cost, I Am Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To Know the Worst, and To Provide For It

“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 syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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First Principles: For My Part, Whatever Anguish of Spirit It Might Cost, I Am Willing To Know the Whole Truth; To Know the Worst, and To Provide For It

“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 syren, till she transforms us into beasts. Is this … Continue reading

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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty. Suspect Every One Who Approaches That Jewel.

“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 (1788)

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First Principles: The Battle, Sir, Is Not To the Strong Alone; It Is To the Vigilant, the Active, the Brave

“The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.” – Patrick Henry …Repeated Ukraine to Russia….

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First Principles: The Eternal Difference Between Right and Wrong Does Not Fluctuate, It Is Immutable

“The eternal difference between right and wrong does not fluctuate, it is immutable.” – Patrick Henry

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First Principles: Guard With Jealous Attention the Public Liberty

“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 (1788)

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