Patrick Henry Before the Virginia House of Burgesses, Peter F. Rothermel (1817–1895). This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1926. This file has been identified as being free of known restrictions under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights.
How long are we supposed to put up with these socialist saboteurs? It 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.
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided; and that is the lamp of experience. I know of no way of judging of the future but by the past. And judging by the past, I wish to know what there has been in the conduct of the Socialist democrats for the last ten years, to justify those hopes with which gentlemen have been pleased to solace themselves, and the House?
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? Have these Democrats any enemy, in this quarter of the world, to call for all this accumulation of massive corruption, voter fraud, masses of illegal aliens, antifa attacks, false flag mass shooting by Democrat operatives, Trump impersonators to sway and control the Congress that it may neglect its Constitutional duty to validate the very votes the Democrats desperately needed to pass with blind eye that they might seize power completely and unilaterally impose their executive orders to disarm us? No, sir, they have none. Their malice is meant for us; it can be meant for no other. They are purposed to bind and rivet upon us those chains which the Democrats have been so long forging.
And what have we to oppose to them? Shall we try argument? Sir, we have been trying that for the last ten years. Have we anything new to offer upon the subject? Nothing. We have held the subject up in every light of which it is capable; but it has been all in vain. Shall we resort to entreaty and humble supplication? What terms shall we find which have not been already exhausted?
Let us not, I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. Sir, we have done everything that could be done, to avert the storm which is now coming on. We have petitioned; we have remonstrated; we have supplicated. Our petitions have been slighted; our remonstrances have produced additional violence and insult; our supplications have been disregarded; and we have been spurned, with contempt.
In vain, after these things, may we indulge the fond hope of peace and reconciliation. There is no longer any room for hope. If we wish to be free² if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges of Individual Liberty and God given Constitutional Rights 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! I repeat it, sir, we must fight! An appeal to arms and to the God of Hosts is all that is left us!
They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a Socialist guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance, by lying supinely on our backs, and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power.
Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations; and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle, sir, is not to the strong alone; it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave. Besides, sir, we have no election. If we were base enough to desire it, it is now too late to retire from the contest. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Washington D.C.! The war is inevitable and let it come! I repeat it, sir, let it come.
Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? 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!
“Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death!”, Patrick Henry to the Second Virginia Convention on March 20, 1775 at Richmond, VA.
FaceBook was censoring a screenshot of a web page at the Center for Disease Control, http://cdc.gov. Someone underlined a statement on the page stating that only 6 percent of deaths reported as Covid-2019 were only due to covid: the other 94 percent were deaths from something else, such as extreme old age, which was just aggravated by covid – covid was one of many things which together caused the death. This is a significant statistic when covid positive patients are by government mandate placed in proximity to very vulnerable nursing home patients, who then contract covid and succumb.
One political party hopes to create so much fear in people that they do not vote this fall, most likely because that political party is so extremely out of favor with the American people that they realize they can only win the fall 2020 general election by preventing most people from voting and using their well developed massive (what Harry S. Truman referred to in his auto-biography “Where the Buck Stops” as the powerful democrat electioneering machine) vote fraud using mail-in ballots without any proof of the voter’s identity or awareness that a vote was cast for him.
Watch more than FaceBook – FaceBook has just released a warning that users will be forced to agree to censorship by the radical FaceBook untra-liberal censors. The notice reads:
Effective October 1, 2020, section 3.2 of our Terms of Service will be updated to include: “We also can remove or restrict access to your content, services or information if we determine that doing so is reasonably necessary to avoid or mitigate adverse legal or regulatory impacts to Facebook.”
So, if a radical untra-libertard “is offended” or “someone might possibly feel uncomfortable” you get silenced, thus allowing only pro-leftist ads and posts prior to the election. Draw your news from many sources, and sort it out – most likely they are all lying or distorting to some extent.
“ . . . not to weigh and ponder the rights of different people, but exclusively to emphasize the one right which it has set out to argue for. Its task is not to make an objective study of the truth, in so far as it favors the enemy, and then set it before the masses with academic fairness; its task is to serve our own right, always and unflinchingly.” –1924, Adolf Hitler on the purpose of the media, Mein Kampf, Volume One, Chapter Six
Some people say that our war fighters died in vain, as antifa and other radical leftist communist / socialists have turned America into a pathetic, radical, violent, lawless, dystopia full of racism and hate mongering specifically intended to destroy America.
Lincoln addressed this very issue in his speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania November 19, 1863. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers from both armies were casualties in the three-day battle, the most costly in US history.
It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. Abraham Lincoln, November 19, 1863
It is false that our war fighters died in vain. They died defending our way of life. The issue is that we must now carry on where they had no choice but to stop.
It is now in our hands to have affinity for and to defend the Constitution of the United States, against all enemies, foreign or domestic. As Lincoln said, “from these honored dead we take increased devotion … that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth. ” That is the exact opposite of the socialism that radicals are trying to force us to accept.
That means that it is up to us to end the antifa riots in our cities and remove from power any who we trusted to administrate for us who have in any way facilitated those riots, to restore our economy and expectations that all citizens will work to support themselves, to begin again to enforce our God-given right to Individual Liberty, and with the help of the One Sovereign God, to absolutely and permanently purge all corruption from our government and bring to clear and impartial Justice by due process our employees who have betrayed our trust and their oath of office by using their official position to commit high crimes and misdemeanors.
There are criminals all over the globe. They have no morals and do not care how many people they harm by their criminal activities. Over the last week 308 criminal attempts were made to inject criminal code onto the web site provided by this little all-volunteer public charity – all in hopes of spreading their spam bots and other criminal malware.
Protect your web sites against stupid sociopaths by identifying and blocking brute-force attacks. Use clean html code if possible, or even keep a dynamic version of your site that you maintain off line and use a plain html copy on-line.
Use passwords over 12 characters – it doesn’t matter *which* characters because hacking programs try them all equally. Never use passwords that have been used on other sites – ever. Change your passwords periodically and don’t reuse old ones.
You can build memorable passwords by choosing a memorable phrase and typing the first letter of each word plus punctuation – for example “Mary had a little lamb: it’s fleece was white as snow” could be used to remember a password “Mhall:ifwwas” – very unguessable and long enough to be harder to hack with a rainbow table attack. “HueyDeweyLouie” would be slightly more hard to hack (14 characters vs 12 – both are at least 12 characters). In the latter case when one is pressed for hints one could always say “It’s just three characters” and not be lying.
A for-pay password manager such as LastPass greatly enables your security and relieves you of the endless mental anguish of needing to choose something random enough to satisfy various web site’s security misconceptions concerning ‘strong’ passwords and it will remember them and type them in for you correctly every time. Yes, LastPass will let you download your list too, just in case. DON’T save any passwords in your browser – EVER!
Avoid user ids of common names like Bob or Admin or your own actual name or any name ever posted on your site or used in email, and use random character sequences or unusual names such as “La Beaver Bionic” or “Heir Trusty Tahr”. Well maybe not those exactly because they are names of GNU/Linux releases but “The Bald Wookie” or “Raving Parted Hare” might work.
If there is more than one person with access to change the web site, assign different logins and limit their access to only what is needed for their work. As soon as you know they are leaving change their PASSWORD not their login – you must block any further access for them but you might need to login as them later – companies – listen to this – don’t just delete their account until you KNOW you have everything you need to get on without them!
For updating your web sites, use GNU/Linux and SSH with an ed25519 key, not a password. Do not use telnet or FTP. Do not let people create accounts on your web site – many WordPress hacks require the hacker to simply be logged in first, then s/he can get access to the rest of your site through hacks: if you are just publishing then just publish! Keep all components updated – for WordPress this means all themes and plugins, and WordPress itself. Use child themes do not edit the distributed themes, and delete all unnecessary plugins and themes.
Use SSL. You can get SSL for free forever – look up the Let’s Encrypt project. Once you have it set up it renews automatically. Let’s Encrypt is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the nonprofit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG). It works from cPanel (use the FleetSSL thing), or command line, or you can make the needed certificates via their app for your desktop and install them manually.
Read up on security for your flavor of website and stay up to date. There is much information and it changes often.