Is Life So Dear Or Peace So Sweet As To Be Purchased At The Price Of Chains And Slavery?

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Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price
of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course
others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
-- Patrick Henry (1736-1799)
-- Speech in the Virginia Convention, March 1775