I'll second that.Henry most definitely had an eloquence that echoes through the generations of Americans who can still appreciate what his words mean.He along with some of the other founders spoke with an inspirational spirit that you can still feel to this day.they gave us the gift of living in the greatest nation this planet has ever known.My shame,as an American is knowing that we have not lived up to their sacrifice and legacy.I fear it may be too late already to save out great republic,and I certainly hope I'm wrong,but what would you do if you were called on in these "times that try men's souls" to once again as Americans to stand up and answer Liberties call?
THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER" and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.