Freedom of Conscience…

American Minute with Bill Federer

Freedom of Conscience: Patrick Henry, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson & James Madison

Note: this was first published on this site in Jan 2021 under the title American Minute – 5 Great Reads. Considering the many allegations of wrongdoing on the part of elected officials, the FBI, DOJ, and even the office of the President(s) it is worth reposting.

Virginia, the largest state in America in 1788 almost refused to ratify the U.S. Constitution, as it did not contain a Bill of Rights, as Virginia’s State Constitution did.

The famous orator and five-time governor of Virginia, Patrick Henry, argued at the state’s convention in Richmond, insisting “a bill of rights indispensably necessary” to protect citizens from “the commands of tyrants.”


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