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The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time, with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is its natural manure.

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Source Notes: Source: THOMAS JEFFERSON, letter to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787.The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, ed. Julian P. Boyd, vol. 12, p. 356 .A related idea was later expressed by Bertrand Barere de Vieuzac in a speech to the French national assembly, January 16, 1793: Larbre de la liberte croit lorsquil est arrose du sang de toute espece de tyrans , Archives Parliamentaires de 1787 a 1860, vol. 57, p. 368 .And much earlier Tertullian had said: Plures efficimur quotiens metimur a vobis; semen est sanguis Christianorum , Apology, trans. T. R. Glover, pp. 22627 .

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