Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Patrick Henry's 'Liberty or Death' becomes more relevant today

On Wednesday’s Mark Levin show, our heritage is the American Revolution which promoted liberty and unalienable rights. There is a new American Revolution underway by constitutional conservatives to restore the Republic’s liberty and the principles upon which our nation was founded. Currently, this election is shaping up to be a lost opportunity. It has been hijacked by people who are projecting their own personal motives and ideas on what they think America should be. Substituting one autocracy for another is not going to bring our country back. America needs a leader who can stand for and articulate conservative principles.
Mark reminded listeners to his program that Patrick Henry articulated his "Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death" speech 241 years ago today. As such, and as our current medium permits countless examples through the ages of this magnificent speech that changed the course of our history, I've selected a couple of the more powerful presentations below. LISTEN! For our modern cry draws nigh as Henry's message becomes more relevant day by day in America...

Patrick Henry's historic speech dramatized during the Golden Age of Hollywood. "Give me liberty or give me death..." rang out on March 23, 1775. Cherish those words and the tremendous courage of the man who in speaking them knew his life could be forfeit as a result. Taken from the 22 minute short film from 1936 "Give Me Liberty" which starred John Litel as Patrick Henry
On March 23, 1775, at St. John's Church in Richmond, Virginia, Patrick Henry delivered his Liberty or Death speech at the 2nd Virginia Convention. Among the 120 delegates in attendance were George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Harrison, Thomas Nelson, Robert Carter Nicholas and more.
In this special edition of PODIUM's "Historic Speeches, Contemporary Voices" series, acclaimed actor Norman Reedus reads Patrick Henry's "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" speech.

PODOIM shares the story behind Patrick Henry's 1775 "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" Speech. Award-winning author and Patrick Henry biographer Harlow Giles Unger discusses the power and impact of Henry's famous "Liberty or Death" speech, delivered to the Virginia Convention on March 23, 1775. Unger has written nineteen books, including seven biographies of America's founding fathers.

Related link: Patrick Henry Biography, U.S. Governor, U.S. Representative (1736–1799)

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