Actual lawsuit by Citizens for Ethics and Responsibility in Washington (CREW) --
Lawsuit Challenging D. Trump Over Emoluments Clause
+ Patrick Henry's Speech to the Virginia Convention -- Excerpt
Gentlemen may cry, peace, peace -- but there is no peace. The war is actually begun! The next gale that sweeps from the north will bring to our ears the clash of resounding arms! Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle? What is it that gentlemen wish? What would they have? 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!
-- from Patrick Henry's speech to the Virginia Convention, which met at St. John's Church in Richmond on March 23, 1775, to react to British oppression.