“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that
they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among
these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”
“… Give me liberty, or give me death.”
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Patrick Henry was a strong believer in the right to bear arms, and urged his fellow Virginians’ to arm themselves in self-defense. At a meeting held at the St. John’s Church in Richmond, he stated the immortal words:
“I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”
Henry’s call to arms caused the order of Lord Dunmore to remove gunpowder from the magazine. This resulted in Henry mobilizing the militia to force restitution of the powder. These actions were said to start the beginning of the American Revolution in Virginia.
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July 4, 1776 ~ The Declaration of Independence
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It isnt’ about the fireworks….
It’s about freedom!