Patrick Henry On The Illusion Of Hope

After being bombarded with tweets from liberals in the weeks surrounding the 2012 election, it occurred to me that most could be summarized with this message I just received, “Let 2012 go. Embrace Obama”.

This in turn reminded me that Patrick Henry, who in March of 1775 found himself on the floor of the 3rd Virginia convention arguing for separation from Great Britain, knew us all too well.

And that if this country is to recognize and return to the principles that made us unique among all the nations of history we must recognize this simple principle found in these Words of Freedom.

“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. ~ Patrick Henry March 23, 1775

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