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Stop the World, I Want to Get Off

“In the end what will happen will be what has happened whenever a civilization breaks up. The people who have brains and courage come through and the ones who haven’t are winnowed out.” Ashley Wilkes, in Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell I told some friends yesterday that, while the thought of living off …

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365 Things I Believe: Liberty or Death

Patrick Henry gave his famous “Giver me liberty or give me death” speech at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia on this day in 1775. Patrick Henry was born in Hanover County, Virginia in 1736, to John and Sarah Winston Henry. Henry was: Elected to Virginia House of Burgesses, 1765 Admitted to the Bar of …

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