“Why stand we here idle?”

Gentlemen may cry, Peace, Peace– but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? 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 1775

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7 Responses to “Why stand we here idle?”

  1. Ivan says:

    Why stand we here idle?
    We’re too busy watching ‘American Idle.’

  2. ArndB says:

    Or should the cry be: War! War ! War!
    Record cold in Poland! Minus 41°C on 11th Jan.1940 in Siedlce! And man has nothing to do with it?

    On 11th Januar 1940 temperture dropped to −41.0 °C (−41.8 °F) in Siedlce/Polen (52° 10′ N, 22°16,2′ O) about 100 km east of Warsaw. It is the alltime low for Poland..
    HERE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_weather_records#Lowest_temperatures_ever_recorded
    Since the 1st of January a cold corridor with less than -10°C stretched from West-Germany eastwards. On January 11, 1940 the temperature minimum had been -18.3° Hamburg and in Berlin -22°C.

    Of course, the cold record in Poland is a whim of heaven, and man has nothing to do with it! Or?
    From: http://www.ocean-climate-law.com/13/Arch/01c.html

    Had there not been a war in Europe?

  3. We can only press the attack as we can (which I hope you understand is exactly what I have been doing, for many years now — and my goal is learning, and revealing, the truth, which has dwindled very far in our time, among those on both sides of every public debate). I don’t mean to step on Patrick Henry’s sentiments, above, either, I am only saying “God grant me the courage to fight what needs to be changed, the patience to endure what I cannot change — and the wisdom to know the difference.” A great testing of mankind, across all intellectual fields, is (once again) occurring now, and it appears there is hardly enough wisdom in the world to win out, on our own.

  4. Sundance says:

    Some believe that American’s are becoming deluded narcissists. When I look one of my young co-workers who risked his life to escape communist rule in Easter Europe I can imagine that his life experience is not the same as the American kid who has been pampered and spoon fed liberal mush that he/she is soooooo special. When young American narcissists have been provided everything but have not fought for or earned anything, you get the entitlement mindset and it is easy for Savvy/corrupt politicians like Obama to exploit that narcissist/entitlement mindset to convince them that they are special and deserve to be taken care of by government aka their new liberal parents. Thus a generation of useful idiots is created. :-)

    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2013/01/08/are-raising-generation-deluded-narcissists/

  5. Anthony Bremner says:

    Is this huge? The MET office admits no global warming! http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/environment/article3651191.ece

  6. Byron says:

    It’s interesting that Joe Biden, a man who has openly wished the U.S. government were a communist dictatorship, is going to spearhead the effort to take our guns away.

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