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Chuck Baldwin: Give Me Liberty Or . . . Oh Never Mind

Chuck Baldwin, the 2004 vice presidential nominee and 2008 presidential nominee of the Constitution Party, published the following editorial today:  

“I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!”

Ironically, three days ago, March 23, was the 245th anniversary of Patrick Henry’s immortal “Give me liberty or give me death” speech. Without a doubt, this speech is regarded yet today as America’s most famous, most inspiring and most influential oratorical presentation. If there was any doubt that America was going to fight a war for independence from Great Britain, that speech shattered it.

Here are excerpts from that courageous and magnificent address:

The question before the House is one of awful moment to this country. For my own part, I consider it as nothing less than a question of freedom or slavery.

Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjugation. I ask, gentlemen, sir, what means this martial array, if its purpose be not to force us to submission? Can gentlemen assign any other possible motive for it?

If we wish to be free, if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending, if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained, we must fight!

There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave.

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!

This speech needs to be repeated in the ears of the American people today, as we again face a new version of subjugation under Martial Law—Medical Martial Law.

See the rest at Chuck Baldwin Live


  1. Jack Knauff Jack Knauff March 26, 2020

    OMG!! With the end of life on this planet as we know it coming to an end within a matter of weeks why in hell would we worry about the Constitution or the Bill of Rights or the Declaration of Independence? Since we are all gonna DIE shouldn’t we all just get LAID?

  2. William Saturn William Saturn Post author | March 26, 2020

    That’s not going to happen now unless you’re quarantined with your wife and/or girlfriend(s).

  3. paulie paulie March 26, 2020

    There are enough people not practicing social distancing to accommodate such things. It may be unwise but lots of people don’t care.

  4. dL dL March 28, 2020

    That speech was in reference to the British occupation. When it came to deadly infectious diseases of the day(small pox and yellow fever), they quarantined and fled.

  5. Gdjjrthistime Gdjjrthistime March 31, 2020

    (small pox and yellow fever) are a tad worse than the flu.

  6. paulie paulie April 1, 2020

    (small pox and yellow fever) are a tad worse than the flu.

    So is corona. More than a tad, of course.

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