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The Bill of Rights

The Bill of Rights

“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.” – Patrick Henry The Bill of Rights consists of the first ten amendments to the Constitution. It limits the power of the federal government by prohibiting it from violating the rights of each individual citizen. It guarantees us freedom of speech and freedom of religion. The…

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Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death

  In Patrick Henry’s most famous speech, he implores his fellow citizens to take arms against the British. And they did. The rest is history.   What is it that makes this speech so powerful? It’s Patrick Henry’s passionate expression of his faith in God. He knew that God always helps his people. And that when we’re on God’s side, we will prevail, because God will defeat all of our enemies. Here are the last two paragraphs of Patrick Henry’s speech:…

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