Thomas Jefferson wrote this in a letter 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 its natural manure.”
I don’t know what so-called “revolution” Joaquin Godoy is referring to in his letter (“The revolution has arrived,” Nov. 15). Surely it can’t be the election where a clueless majority re-elected Marxist Barack Obama. Before you get mad about me calling him a Marxist, read the Constitution and Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto, and decide for yourself.
There may be a revolution yet – not Mr. Godoy’s kind, but the kind Thomas Jefferson had in mind.