"This is no time for ceremony.... 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 to God and our country." Patrick Henry (March 23, 1775)
Patrick Henry's sentiments capture perfectly the duty of men and women to step forward in times of crisis. Like his time, today we face many issues that require men and women of good will to shed their natural reluctance to become involved and, instead, to passionately join the debate.
In fact, Henry did much more, he literally put his life on the line for the cause of liberty. We have a duty to the Creator and to our country to engage and not be quiet - to let our opinions be known.
Let us then, the heirs of his courage and those of generations of men and women who have sacrificed for our freedom, not be unworthy of their efforts.
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