Quote of the day–Thomas Jefferson

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
Letter Nov. 13, 1787
referring to Shay’s rebellion
[Present day examples of tyrants and patriots abound and are a constant reminder we must not give up the fight to keep our right to keep and bear arms.–Joe]