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Q: Quote regarding revolution, from one of the founding fathers ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Quote regarding revolution, from one of the founding fathers
Category: Reference, Education and News > General Reference
Asked by: kumari982-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 10 Nov 2005 21:27 PST
Expires: 10 Dec 2005 21:27 PST
Question ID: 591772
I'm looking for a specific quote from one of America's founding
fathers.  It's fairly famous, and circulated for awhile among
leftists.  Something about blood lubricating the machine of liberty,
or revolution being necessary every couple years for the good of the
Subject: Re: Quote regarding revolution, from one of the founding fathers
Answered By: lotd-ga on 10 Nov 2005 21:40 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi kumari982,

I believe the quote you are referring to is one made by Thomas
Jefferson. The actual quote comes from a letter written to William
Stephens Smith in 1787.

"...The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the
blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it's natural manure."


Thomas Jefferson quotes

Thomas Jefferson Letters


Search strategy:

founding fathers blood liberty

I hope the above information answers your question. If you require any
further clarification please do not hesitate to ask.

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