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

Famous Patrick Henry Quote

“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 HenryPatrick Henry
~ Patrick Henry

Virginia Convention on the ratification of the Constitution, June 5, 1788, in_Debates in the Several State Conventions on the Adoption of the Federal Constitution,_ Jonathan Elliot, ed., v.3 p.45 (Philadelphia, 1836)

Ratings and Comments

Anonymous, Reston, VA US

No truer words could be said over 200 years ago that are so important to the current events of today!

Joe, Rochester, MI

Compare this to Clinton's quote "We can't be so fixated on our desire to preserve the rights of ordinary Americans..." and you'd better decide NOW which side you are on. Will you defend liberty with your life?

E Archer, NYC

Let it be clear that the right to bear arms and to maintain State militias (not 'national' military) are fundamental pillars of free republics and ultimately of individual liberty itself.

A HREF="" target="_tab", Vancouver, GVRD(Paine County), BC/Lower Mainland (State of Neo Sumer), US of Eh!(USoA)

McKinley (founder of the fed. income tax) Deserved it and his killer and American Liberator, Leon CZogosz, should have been given a medal around his neck and not a noose.

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Me Again    8/18/05

Patrick Henry is reminding us of what t will take to turn this country around and give America back to Americans.

Bruce, Savannah, TN

Who are the Patrick Henry's of today?

Bob, Gunbarrel City, Texas

Now is the time to stand up and fight for Liberty and Freedom.

Gideon, Waynesville

There is a ground-swell of true patriotism coursing through the veins of OUR country! We are the Patrick Henry's of today and we must be willing, as he was, to defend our rights, our liberties, and our counrtry before they are lost.

Liz Davis, Tucson

I think that Rep T. McCotter is a REAL patriot.

a USA patriot, Shingletown

I have already served my country ! and now my country is trying to take it all away with the corrupt government of Shasta pronounced (shaft you ) County Ca. If we done give it away Your Gov. will destroy you with it due to their greed and ignorance

Mike, Norwalk

Public liberty is an oxymoron. There is only individual liberty.

jim k, Austin

Wish we had some Patrick Henrys today.

Ronw13, Yachats Or

There again, a Swing set on every lawn. on the WH lawn and every State !


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