Sunday, January 8, 2012

Would any in the current GOP presidential field have stood with Patrick Henry?

Do any in the current field understand liberty?

Or are today's politicians the people Mr. Henry warned us about?

Patrick Henry, on March 23, 1775, said, in part: is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut our eyes against a painful truth, and listen to the song of that siren till she transforms us into beasts. Is this the part of wise men, engaged in a great and arduous struggle for liberty? Are we disposed to be of the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear not, the things which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it.
The idea that a candidate's surrogate in New Hampshire told voters they should sacrifice their personal beliefs and principles, and vote for his candidate, continues to infuriate me. If liberty loving people sacrifice their beliefs and principles, why bother going through the charade of an election?

The primary season is just beginning. Be informed. Vote your conscience. Don't kowtow to candidate organisations or party pressure. Surrender is detrimental to liberty.

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