“There is no longer room for hope. If we wish to be free we must fight! … We are not weak. Three million people, armed in the holy cause of liberty…are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. We shall not fight alone. God presides over the destinies of nations, and will raise up friends for us. The battle is not to the strong alone, it is to the vigilant, the active, the brave ….
Is life so dear or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of 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, March 23, 1775, stirring address to the Virginia House of Burgesses. It was a call to the 13 hopelessly divided and separate colonies to unite under the banner of Christ for the cause of true Christian liberty.