Speeches

Patrick Henry, St. John's Church, Richmond, Virginia, March 23, 1775.
"... it is natural to man to indulge in the illusions of hope."
"They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger?"
" I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!"


Anthony Kennedy, before the American Bar Association, August 9, 2003

"This is but callous indifference masquerading as tolerance. This is the distortion of tolerance, not fidelity to the individual dignity from which tolerance springs. By this calculus, the principles espoused by Washington, Hamilton, Madison, and Jefferson mean little."
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