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QOD

Posted in Government & Politics,History by sosipater on June 25, 2007

Founders’ Quote Daily

“O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone; and you have no longer an aristocratical, no longer a democratical spirit. Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation, brought about by the punishment of those in power, inflicted by those who had no power at all?”

— Patrick Henry (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 5 June 1778)

Reference: The Debates of the Several State…, Elliot, vol. 3 (51)

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