Thursday, April 16, 2009

Give me liberty or ...

Our Founding Fathers had liberty in their mind -- and, therefore, in their blood. If the following quote does not stir your blood in true tea-party fashion, then none will. God, I love our Founders! They were REAL men. Not the prancing pusses that adorn the modern political fashion shows.

Samuel Adams:
"The liberties of our country, the freedom of our civil Constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair inheritance from our worthy ancestors. They purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle, or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men."

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen."

Ah yes, crouch down and lick the hands that feed you, silent Americans! Crouch and be like the sniveling Christians who seek a master for their impoverished spirit!

Give me liberty or give me death!

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