Liberals Ignore the Roots of ‘Our Democracy’
What does “our democracy” really mean if it does not refer to the system of government
and law that emerged from the colonial uprising against the Stamp Act? Patrick Henry’s bold defense of Virginians as possessing all the “liberties, privileges, franchises, and immunities” their English ancestors gained in generations of struggle against royal power was an inspiration to American patriots. It should still inspire us today.