That most wonderful time of the year
From our house to yours, enjoy the wonders of the human spirit throughout this string of holiday seasons that carry us into 2011. May your holiday spirit enjoy broad sprinklings of merriment, family, safe travels, and optimism for what lies ahead.
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Full context of Patrick Henry's famous patriotic line:
"An appeal to arms and the God of hosts is all that is left us. But we shall not fight our battle alone.
"There is a just God that resides over the destinies of nations. The battle sir, is not of the strong alone.
"Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it Almighty God.
"I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death."
These sentences have been erased from our textbooks.
During 1776, Patrick Henry wrote:
"'It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists,
but by Christians; not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For that reason alone, people of other faiths
have been afforded freedom of worship here."