Samuel Adams Quote

Did the protection we received annul our rights as men, and lay us under an obligation of being miserable? Who among you, my countrymen, that is a father, would claim authority to make your child a slave because you had nourished him in infancy?
'Tis a strange species of generosity which requires a return infinitely more valuable than anything it could have bestowed; that demands as a reward for a defense of our property a surrender of those inestimable privileges, to the arbitrary will of vindictive tyrants, which alone give value to that very property.


Speech in Philadelphia (1776)

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Did the protection we received annul our rights as men, and lay us under an obligation of being miserable? Who among you, my countrymen, that is a...

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Did the protection we received annul our rights as men, and lay us under an obligation of being miserable? Who among you, my countrymen, that is a...

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Did the protection we received annul our rights as men, and lay us under an obligation of being miserable? Who among you, my countrymen, that is a...

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Did the protection we received annul our rights as men, and lay us under an obligation of being miserable? Who among you, my countrymen, that is a...