"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."
Nathan Hale
(1755-1776) American Patriot
his last words before being hanged by the British, without a trial, September 22, 1776
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 -- Anonymous      
 -- Anonymous      
True Dat True Dat brother
 -- Anonymous, Queens, NY     
    It's beautiful!
     -- Anonymous     
    Nice sentiment ~~ but Hale never said it. Everyone present at his hanging (British & colonial alike) agree that, although he spoke words that are very similiar, he did not, in fact, speak them. They were recorded later after official accounts & dispatches had circulated among his friends.
     -- dragonswizardz     
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     -- clayton wisinsski, walmart      
    Absolutely, with a caveat. The ideals of building a country on the eternal nobility of individual sovereignty, inalienable rights and liberty at nature's law is a life's endeavor. The occupying statist theocracy currently infesting this land is not the same country that is here referenced
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    21years old, a spy, no stand, no real beliefs, no ideology, do unquestionably what the "authority" utters, did he even have a life to offer or  lose?  If you look ahead at the territories we call the United States of America of 2023, 247 years later, you wonder, did he even have a country?
     -- Fredrick William Sillik, Anytown     
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