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Patrick Henry

Patrick Henry
Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 ¿ June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known best for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, given at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond. Henry was one of the most influential and radical advocates of the American Revolutionary War and republicanism. He spoke out against corruption in government officials and was a great defender of historic rights. Henry is also known for the quote, "If this be treason, make the most of it! "
Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 ¿ June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known best for his "Give me Liberty, or give me Death!" speech, given at the Second Virginia Convention at St. John's Episcopal Church in Richmond. Henry was one of the most influential and radical advocates of the American Revolutionary War and republicanism. He spoke out against corruption in government officials and was a great defender of historic rights. Henry is also known for the quote, "If this be treason, make the most of it! " « Show less

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  • Zorn & Byrne search for middle ground between left and right

     
    Veteran Chicago commentator Dennis Byrne is a weekly contributor to the Tribune's commentary pages and the proprietor of The Barbershop, a ChicagoNow blog. In Tuesday's Tribune he joins me in The Rhubarb Patch to discuss liberalism vs. conservatism and...
  • Brand X Files: Alicia Keys marries. Have elites abandoned us? Lindsay Lohan in rehab for meth addiction?

     
    Alicia Keys marries producer Swizz Beatz: Wedding in Corsica officiated by Dr. Deepak Chopra. Guests reportedly include Bono and Queen Latifah. (N.Y. Post) The new normal: Growth is slowing, and the odds are that unemployment will rise, not fall, in the...
  • Cross Country: Nike Cross Nationals on Saturday in Portland

     
    Many of the greatest high school cross-country runners in the nation will compete in the 7th annual Nike Cross Nationals on Saturday at Portland Meadows in Portland, Ore. Three boys' teams from California have qualified for the race, including Arcadia,......
  • Absurd `Arnold’s Law’ needs to be terminated

     
    For the purposes of discussion today, let's refer to the statutory requirement that has put in question Rahm Emanuel's candidacy for Chicago mayor as "Arnold's Law." Arnold as in Arnold Schwarzenegger, until recently the governor of California. Clearly,...
  • Speaker John Boehner sets the scene for this week's House vote on funding: A 'mortal' and 'moral threat'

     
    Ohio Republican sees no need to shut down government to "stop the spending binge."...
  • Your pets: Kitten coming up roses

     
    Jasper Storm, a 2-month-old snowshoe kitten, recently joined the Donna and Patrick Henry family in Winter Springs, and he really likes to visit Donna’s mother, Mary Reese, who lives close by. Mary says Jasper not only likes to play up a storm (so to...
  • Critics of lesbian homecoming couple are bullies, official says

     
    The San Diego school superintendent Monday branded as “adult bullies who preach hate and intolerance” the people who have made phone calls and sent emails criticizing the students' selection of a lesbian couple as the homecoming king and queen...
  • ProPublica asks: Is partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional?

     
    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's voters may have passed constitutional reforms intended to rid partisan politics from the once-a-decade redistricting process, but as Pro Publica reporter Lois Beckett notes today, unconstitutional partisanship is in the eye...
  • Reader photos: Southern California Moments, Day 34

     
    Plugged in: Documentary photographer and writer Sahra Sulaiman snapped this shot near Crenshaw Boulevard and Stocker Street in South Los Angeles with her Pentax K-x, 18-55 mm lens on Jan 21. Sulaiman was at a dedication ceremony for Patrick Henry......
  • San Diego student complains of being forced to urinate in bucket

     
    A tenured teacher at a San Diego high school has been put on paid leave while the district investigates an allegation that she refused to allow a 14-year-old student to leave class to go to the toilet and instead told the girl to urinate in a bucket....
  • Track & Field: Oak Park boys win 4x1600 at Mt. SAC

     
    The morning session has begun on the second and final day of high school competition at the 54th annual Mt. SAC Relays, taking place at Hilmer Lodge Stadium on the Mt. San Antonio College campus in Walnut. In the boys......