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Happy Secession Day! "The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from Time to Time with the Blood of Patriots & Tyrants!"

The Jeffersonian Secessionist Tradition

By Thomas DiLorenzo
July 5, 2014

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.” – Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith, Nov 13, 1787

Thomas Jefferson, the author of America’s July 4, 1776 Declaration of Secession from the British empire, was a lifelong advocate of both the voluntary union of the free, independent, and sovereign states, and of the right of secession. “If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form,” he said in his first inaugural address in 1801, “let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left to combat it.”

In a January 29, 1804 letter to Dr. Joseph priestly, who had ask Jefferson his opinion of the New England secession movement that was gaining momentum, he wrote: “Whether we remain in one confederacy, or form into Atlantic and Mississippi confederacies, believe not very important to the happiness of either part. Those of the western confederacy will be as much our children & descendants as those of the eastern . . . and did I now foresee a separation at some future day,, yet should feel the duty & the desire to promote the western interests as zealously as the eastern, doing all the good for both portions of our future family . . .” Jefferson offered the same opinion to John C. Breckenridge on August 12 1803 when New Englanders were threatening secession after the Louisiana purchase. If there were a “separation,” he wrote, “God bless them both & keep them in the union if it be for their good, but separate them, if it be better.”

Still relevant today, as then:

For Liberty Re-cut - Ron Paul 2012 Handout DVD HD

http://youtu.be/GR4WYqabTxU
crye55
Uploaded on Jul 14, 2011

Full movie available on iTunes http://forlibertymovie.com/itunes

Visit http://ronpaulfilm.com to order this DVD in bulk quantities!

In late 2009 we released a feature-length grassroots documentary entitled, "For Liberty: How the Ron Paul R3volution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty". Since then, we've been inundated with positive feedback from people all over the world who have viewed the film, and were inspired by Ron Paul's message of Freedom and Liberty. As independent filmmakers, we've been humbled by the response.

Soon after Ron Paul announced his new 2012 Presidential campaign on May 13th, 2011, we decided if we could shorten our original 120 minute film to just under 60 minutes, that it would make an excellent handout DVD to educate people about Ron Paul during his 2012 campaign.

We produced a 55 minute re-cut and posted it to RonPaulForums to be viewed, vetted and critiqued. Not long after, we debuted an updated version, which included a brand new 5 minute Addendum edit at the end featuring new exclusive commentary by Jack Hunter. The Addendum carries the viewer past the end of the 2008 campaign and through some of the successes Ron Paul & the Liberty Movement have had throughout 2008-2011.

With an updated subtitle, we completely re-designed the DVD's packaging and artwork into an informative literature piece in itself, and feel we've crafted the perfect Ron Paul 2012 presidential campaign handout piece. The best part is people can get them at a discounted price and in bulk quantities right here on this site.

The For Liberty 2012 Re-cut is packaged in a beautiful full-color 4 panel Wallet Sleeve, with each piece individually shrink-wrapped making for the perfect handout for rallies, fairs, when going door to door with literature about Ron Paul, and more.

Anyone who views the film will definitely take a 2nd look at Ron Paul in the upcoming straw polls, caucuses, and primaries.

Visit http://ronpaulfilm.com to order this DVD in bulk quantities!

And IMHO, the most perfection soundtrack of and for the R3VOLution!

Jordan Page's Best Rendition: One MILLION+ YouTube Views for "Liberty," ft. Michael Maresco!

Jordan Page "Liberty" (Acoustic Version)

http://youtu.be/Bitxwy6okn4
crye55
Uploaded on Mar 2, 2010

Song available on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/liberty-single/id373781943

Music video for the acoustic version of the song "Liberty" by Jordan Page. Ukulele cameo by Michael Maresco.

Support Jordan here http://myspace.com/jordanpagemusic

Filmed in Washington, DC at the Jefferson Memorial, the US Capitol, the White House, Robert Taft Memorial, etc.

Shot entirely on a Canon 5D MKII HDSLR (w/ Redrock Captain Stubling rig) @ 30fps 1920x1080 HD. Converted to 24P. Lenses used: Canon 50mm f/1.4, Tamron 17mm f/3.5, and a Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8. Shot, edited, and directed by Chris Rye. http://forlibertymovie.com

Lyrics:

Why do we sit down when all should be standing
And why do we back down at the critical moment
Like running away from the waves of the ocean
We head for the hills with the high tide approaching
As sand slips away from the castle

When it's time to stand upright why do we falter
Like placing our freedom on the sacrificial altar
We hold tight to our fears and defend our oppressors
As we fight for their lies and become the transgressors
As pacifists transform to violent aggressors

But I'm only a stranger here
I'm a long long way from my home
And they say I can't change
All the things I find strange
For what can one man do alone
What can one man do alone

When is the right time to stand up for freedom
Could it be when you start to feel creating children
Who'll inherit the pain and the debt of this nation
And be slaves to the banks that cause hyper-inflation
Who are masters of commerce, lies, and bad legislation

If you looked in the eyes of a thousand young children
Through fences of razors, their innocence stolen
As the red flag of tyranny flies in the open
Is that when you'll finally notice

But I'm only a stranger here
I'm a long long way from my home
And they say I can't change
All the things I find strange
For what can one man do alone
Yes what can one man do alone

I'm only a stranger looking to find better nature in my fellow man
But they keep telling me it's a sin to be free
And that's more than I'm willing to stand

Where will you be when the order is given
To censor your mind as free speech is forbidden
As martyrs for peace from the world will be driven
Away by the sound of a bellowing thunder
And choke on the blood of a dream going under

As arrogant men tear up our Constitution
And from every direction we cry R3VOLution!
Standing together and without permission
Soldiers for truth in the war of attrition
The love of our country as our ammunition

But I'm only a stranger here
I'm a long long way from my home
And I'm going to change
All the things I find strange
For I am not one man alone
Yes I'm only a stranger
I'm a long long way from my home
And I'm going to change
All the things I find strange
For I know that I'm not alone
Yes I know that I'm not alone, not alone

Jordan's wearing a Campaign For Liberty hoodie
http://campaignforliberty.com

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UPDATE 1: William Kostric flashback!

And... big ups to William Kostric, a r3VOL & Free Stater, for the most recent reminder:

William Kostric on Alex Jones Tv 1/2:We Must Keep The 2nd Amendment Alive

http://youtu.be/t_oyQxrwxDk
TheAlexJonesChannel
Uploaded on Aug 14, 2009

William Kostric on Alex Jones Tv 2/2:We Must Keep The 2nd Amendment Alive

http://youtu.be/jYx0rEKYrjc
TheAlexJonesChannel
Uploaded on Aug 14, 2009

William Kostric moved to new Hampshire from Arizona. He is a vigorous advocate of the second amendment right to bear arms. The few times Pratt has met him, he's always visibly carried a gun. As to his decision to bring it to the rally outside the president's town hall on health care, Pratt says free staters pledge non-aggression and non violence.
http://prisonplanet.tv/

http://www.necn.com/Boston/New-England/2009/08/13/Members-of...

Chris Matthews Interviews Gun Carrying American from Obama Town Hall

http://youtu.be/QGUfsfJTX88
Gary Franchi
Uploaded on Aug 11, 2009

http://RestoreTheRepublic.com | Chris Matthews welcomes William Kostric the man who legally brought a gun to an Obama Town Hall meeting. In classic media spin, Matthews, the Hardball host tried to pigeonhole the constitutional advocate on a variety of issues. Our hats are off to William for presenting the freedom message with full clarity in a high pressure interview.

Past DP threads on William Kostric:

Man Brings Firearm to Obama Town Hall, MSM Goes Nuts
Submitted by BaneMaler on Wed, 08/12/2009 - 09:15

Armed Patriot and 3 others assaulted by paid union thugs at Obama event
Submitted by sharpsteve on Fri, 08/14/2009 - 01:29



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+10 for Secession awareness

It was the birth of the states, and so many commoners just don't realize that's how the states won their independence through secession.

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon

updated

UPDATE 1: William Kostric flashback!

And... big ups to William Kostric, a r3VOL & Free Stater, for the most recent reminder:

William Kostric on Alex Jones Tv 1/2:We Must Keep The 2nd Amendment Alive

http://youtu.be/t_oyQxrwxDk
TheAlexJonesChannel
Uploaded on Aug 14, 2009

William Kostric on Alex Jones Tv 2/2:We Must Keep The 2nd Amendment Alive

http://youtu.be/jYx0rEKYrjc
TheAlexJonesChannel
Uploaded on Aug 14, 2009

William Kostric moved to new Hampshire from Arizona. He is a vigorous advocate of the second amendment right to bear arms. The few times Pratt has met him, he's always visibly carried a gun. As to his decision to bring it to the rally outside the president's town hall on health care, Pratt says free staters pledge non-aggression and non violence.
http://prisonplanet.tv/

http://www.necn.com/Boston/New-England/2009/08/13/Members-of...

Chris Matthews Interviews Gun Carrying American from Obama Town Hall

http://youtu.be/QGUfsfJTX88
Gary Franchi
Uploaded on Aug 11, 2009

http://RestoreTheRepublic.com | Chris Matthews welcomes William Kostric the man who legally brought a gun to an Obama Town Hall meeting. In classic media spin, Matthews, the Hardball host tried to pigeonhole the constitutional advocate on a variety of issues. Our hats are off to William for presenting the freedom message with full clarity in a high pressure interview.

Past DP threads on William Kostric:

Man Brings Firearm to Obama Town Hall, MSM Goes Nuts
Submitted by BaneMaler on Wed, 08/12/2009 - 09:15

Armed Patriot and 3 others assaulted by paid union thugs at Obama event
Submitted by sharpsteve on Fri, 08/14/2009 - 01:29

Predictions in due Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGDisyWkIBM

"Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it's realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy." - Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul

Bumping this post again

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"Take hold of the future or the future will take hold of you." -- Patrick Dixon