Patrick HenryPatrick Henry, (1736-1799) US Founding Father

Patrick Henry Quote

“Why do we love this trial by jury? Because it prevents the hand of oppression from cutting you off ... This gives me comfort—that, as long as I have existence, my neighbors will protect me.”

Patrick HenryPatrick Henry
~ Patrick Henry

3 J. Elliot, The Debates In The Several States Conventions On The Adoption Of The Federal Constitution 545, 546 (1901).

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

That I could comment on this multiple times with a rating innumerably higher than 5 stars; with the caveat: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." (John Adams) And, speaking of our day ". . . the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbor: . . . and the base against the honorable" (Isaiah 3:5)

A Sentle MOkori, Pretoria

Love is nothing else but commitment!

J Carlton, Calgary

And juries need to exercise their power to nullify a judge's ruling when it is does not suit a justice based society.

Anonymous, Pretoria

To me, being an intellectual doesn't mean knowing about intellectual issues; it means taking pleasure in them (Chinua Achebe).

Sentle, Pretoria

My weapon is words.


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