Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Freedom Fellowship

GIVE ME LIBERTY OR DEATH a Contemporary Version

By Tim Wingate (with deep gratitude to Patrick Henry for the original inspiration.)

No man thinks more highly than I do of the patriotism, as well as abilities, of the very worthy persons who have submitted comments to this venue. However, different men often see the same subject in different lights; and, therefore, I hope it will not be thought disrespectful to those people if I express opinions opposite to theirs, I will speak forth my sentiments freely and without reservation.

This is no time for legal theories and speculations. The question before us is one of an awful future to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery; and in proportion to the magnitude of the subject ought to be the freedom of the debate. It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at the truth, and fulfill the great responsibility, which we hold to God and our country. Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving offense? I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my country, and of an act of disloyalty toward my beliefs, Nature's Creator and myself. Click here for more.


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