in response to WRSA article here
A while ago, a man from Culpeper Virginia put it this way:
"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, before the Virginia House of Commons, March 23, 1775