Eternal Vigilance for Liberty
There is no doubt that the Federal assault continues and we must remember eternal vigilance for liberty is required to prevent it. We were warned by the Founding Fathers that the Federal government tyranny will continue as long as it is not abated. Sometimes it takes people to stand up too it.
The following letter was penned by Thomas Jefferson while he was living in Paris after the American Revolution. In it contains one of his more famous quotes.
The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to 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 it’s natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted.
There is no doubt that eternal vigilance for liberty is required and there may no better time for the Republic to remind our legislators that we mean business. They may only respond to armed resistance.