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Thomas Jefferson said...

“God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion.
~The people cannot be all, and always, well informed.
~The wrong part will be discontented, in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive.
~If they remain quiet under such misconceptions, it’s lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty…
~And what country can preserve its liberties, if its rulers are not warned from time to time, that this people preserve the spirit of resistance?
~Let them take arms.
~The remedy is to set them right as to the facts, pardon and pacify them.
~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.”

~Two centuries have passed.
~Are we listening?
~Have we the people gone lethargic?
~Are we being constantly misinformed?