Tree of Liberty

Tree of Liberty

symbolic post or tree hung with flags and other devices and crowned with the liberty cap. [Misc.: Brewer Dictionary, 911]
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After long and lonely spurring over dreary roads, they would come to a cluster of poor cottages, not steeped in darkness, but all glittering with lights, and would find the people, in a ghostly manner in the dead of the night, circling hand in hand round a shrivelled tree of Liberty, or all drawn up together singing a Liberty song.
Thomas Jefferson once wisely opined the tree of liberty must be watered from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
The "second amenders" often state the Tree of Liberty must be nourished with the blood of patriots, but I only see the blood of innocent victims -- elementary schoolchildren, concert goers, people celebrating a weekend night, students in class pursuing their life's dream, parishioners in their churches -- as the ones whose blood is being spilled on this infamous tree's roots.
TREE OF LIBERTY (Kerry Lee) HAVING joined Kerry Lee from the Charlie Longsdon stable, the six-year-old made a fine winning start with a first success over fences at Ludlow.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
JEFFERSON STARSHIP - JEFFERSON'S TREE OF LIBERTY / SOILED DOVE (RETROWORLD) The enduring legend that is Jefferson Starship is duly celebrated by way of these two CD releases.
In works with titles like The Germanic Origin of the New England Towns, historians such as Herbert Baxter Adams, a founder of the American Historical Association, argued that the British settlers of North America were "merely only one branch of the great Teutonic race, a single offshoot from the tree of liberty which takes deep hold upon all the past.
From the legislative powers clause to the 10th Amendment, Lee provides an engaging description of the historical roots of those principles of liberty and how modern politicians and judges have hacked at those roots until the tree of liberty is on the verge of drying up and dying.
And the 'bloody' part is an old Jefferson quote, 'The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson once said that "the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Nay, what we proved, we shouted--how we shouted, (Especially the boys did) boldly planting That tree of liberty, whose fruit is doubted, Because the roots are not of nature's granting.
Once the database is created, it can be regularly updated with the names of people who express views like Page's--who talk about tyranny, hypocrisy, or a "sick society," for instance, or who quote inflammatory proclamations like this one, frequently seen on the T-shirts of rightwing lunatics: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants.