Something Wonderful: Today is the 235th Anniversary of "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death"

So much meaning and passion in one small sentence. Timeless in its impact. Applicable for an eternity as long as men want to remain free.

Posted by Cilla Mitchell, Galveston Texas at March 24, 2010 5:01 AM

Possibly the finest speech in the English language, and it appears that Mr. Henry was right to smell a rat, too.

As an aside, I am an admirer of St. George Tucker. One more contribution to chalk up to his name.

Posted by Ken at March 24, 2010 8:04 AM

My local PBS station recently aired a documentary explaining the events leading up to the speech. It concludes with a dramatic reenactment of the oration inside St. John's Church - period costumes, characters, brilliant acting. A DVD of the program is available at no charge for educational organizations and can be purchased by individuals using the link below:

http://www.patrickhenrycenter.com/pages.aspx?pageid=22

Posted by mrp at March 24, 2010 9:20 AM

He sounds subversive to me. I think this should be classified as hate speech. Hate speech compounded by the fact that he promotes violence against his betters in the Mother Country. And with his froo-froo outfit, he is obviously mocking Barney Frank.

Posted by Don Rodrigo at March 24, 2010 3:46 PM

And I might add the anecdote about the man who heard the speech leaning through a window and wrote to his wife "The first time in my life I heard a politician speak common sense. I want to be buried beneath that window, so I can rise to hear political common sense again..."

You can see his UNDISTURBED grave and tombstone under the window...still awaiting more common sense.

Posted by Good Ole Charlie at March 24, 2010 7:18 PM

These days the call is to: "Give me your liberty and we'll give you death panels"

Posted by monkeyfan at March 25, 2010 12:59 PM