Notes for my writing

This blog is made up of notes on the gospel as found in the only true and living church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This includes notes that are either excerpts from or ideas for books I either have in draft or may yet write.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

We have enough cowards, we need men like Patrick Henry

"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!" - Patrick Henry

My wife Diane is right. We need the descendants of brave men to feel this way about freedom. We aren't silent because we are afraid of losing our lives. We are silent because we are afraid of being called names. We watch exciting movies and read books about action heroes, but we are craven cowards. We are afraid of being called names. No sticks or stones need break our bones, names are more than we can take. We don't love our Savior enough to ensure our posterity can continue to worship him. But we should. And if we did we would find that true charity casts out all fear, and rather than being the lowest of cowards the history of this country has to offer, we would become brave as the spirit of God was poured into us as it was into our ancestors, who gave all to make a free country for their posterity - for us and our descendants.

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