How often does one see Jefferson’s famous “Tree of Liberty” quote in full:
God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it is lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty…. And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure. -Thomas Jefferson
It has been sixteen years since the Sons of Liberty bared our teeth in a growl (Ruby Ridge / Waco), and Patriots spoke openly of the duty of the citizen’s militia to guard against tyranny. Talk of a New World Order and gun control soon subsided after that. The Progressives have been playing rope-a-dope and laying back; but they are feeling frisky again.
It doesn’t take a genius to notice the mood in the land, just a casual observer of traffic in gun stores, and the press starting to demonize the word “militia” again. The rattlesnake is already buzzing, the next growl is at hand, and the sheeple are even awakening; but I fear the warning will not be sufficient against this lot of Usurpers. They are drunk with power, giddy over their recent victory in the polls, and in a frenzy to enact the legislation necessary to finish their coup over capitalism before the complacent sheeple awaken to their true Marxist nature. I reckon the tree of Liberty is thirsty this time. Step up, and do your duty, Patriots. The future of your grandchildren is at stake. ◄Dave►