A Quote by Patrick Henry on nations, people, power, punishment, and revolution

O sir, we should have fine times, indeed, if, to punish tyrants, it were only sufficient to assemble the people! Your arms, wherewith you could defend yourselves, are gone. . . . Did you ever read of any revolution in a nation . . . inflicted by those who had no power at all?

Patrick Henry (1736 - 1799)

Source: Speech in the Virginia ratifying convention, June 2–June 26, 1788. W. Wirt’s Patrick Henry.

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