This sounds like a mish-mash of ideas thrown together, closing with a play on:
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and 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 on March 23, 1775
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