"Under God we are determined that, wheresoever, whensoever, or howsoever,
we shall be called upon to make our exit, we will die freemen."
by:
Josiah Quincy, Jr.
(1744–1775), attorney, "the Patriot", essayist, son of Josiah Quincy I
Date:
1774
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I am endeavoring to emulate the here referenced sentiment. It reminds me of George Washington's statement: "The Thing that sets the American Christian apart from all other people in the world is he will die on his feet before He'll live on his knees" (wow, a different day a different people - hoping for a revival)
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    Live Free or Die
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    You are so right Mike. This country is not in it's greatest hour in this day and time.
     -- cal, lewisville, tx     
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    The American sheeple, most anyway, will give up freedom for security everytime. Then ,eventually, they will have neither.
     -- jim k, Austin,Tx     
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    Standing....
     -- Abigail, Newport     
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    AMEN....and friends, be optamistic, our youth ARE learning, slowly, but they are learning what rights and freedom are. obama has done one thing right, he woke up many, who in turn woke up many. FACT, no time soon will they be able to disarm we the people, FACT, since obamas so called oath of office, this nation has awaked. BUT, we still have much work and educating to do, to regain our rightfull freedoms, which have benn unlawfully twisted. The spirit is not dead. It can be seen easily in the thoughts and writing of many. But, we must NEVER give in or give up. Mike, I call the sheep "the asses of the masses" lol
     -- Kimo, lahaina     
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    I love this quote.

    Just as a side note, there were three generations of Josiah Quincys. This Josiah Quincy was Josiah Quincy II.
     -- Patricia Henry, Richmond     
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