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“They tell us, sir, that we are weak; unable to cope with so formidable an adversary. But when shall we be stronger? Will it be the next week, or the next year? Will it be when we are totally disarmed, and when a British guard shall be stationed in every house? Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? Sir, we are not weak if we make a proper use of those means which the God of nature hath placed in our power. The millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. Besides, sir, we shall not fight our battles alone. ”

Patrick Henry, March 23, 1775,

Image of U.S. Army Pvt. Tomas Ordonez prepares to fire his M4 carbine rifle during Garuda Shield 2015 in Cibenda in West Java, Indonesia, Aug. 24, 2015. U.S. Army Pacific sponsored the bilateral exercise and the Indonesian army hosted it to promote regional security and cooperation. Ordonez is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division’s Company C, 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Michael Sharp