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.
As Thomas Jefferson said: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
He reminded Filipinos that the 'tree of liberty blossomed on these lands because it was nourished by the sweat and blood of our patriots, heroes and martyrs.'
Quote of the day: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."
This job will be handled more efficiently by those European writers who will be in a position to transplant the tree of liberty to European soil.
Similarly, Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President argued that 'The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants'.
The 1-20 defeat of Tree Of Liberty at Ludlow aside, Lee has had three winners this month, two of those in fair races at Ascot on Sunday, and plenty of places, including the second and slightly unlucky gambled-on third in the Grand Annual at Cheltenham.
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.
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