Thursday, March 25th, 2010 10:09:46
Fighting for Liberty
Patrick Henry uttered his famous line, “Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” on March 23, 1775.
Now, 235 years after Henry’s statement, President Barack Obama signed the health care reform bill into law.
Henry was determined to fight for liberty — the power for the American people to make individual choices. This desire for liberty in Henry and others provided the fuel and supported the belief that the rights of the American people begin with God, are given to individual people and then loaned from those individuals to our government.