Monday, March 31, 2003

That shared worldview

Doug McGill at the McGill Report and Global Citizen went to a pro-war rally in Minnesota and observed the proceeedings. His report included this observation:
Representative Gil Gutknecht told the audience in his speech that “periodically the tree of liberty needs to be nourished with the blood of patriots.”

This actually paraphrases a Thomas Jefferson quote:
"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

And where did we most recently see this worldview promoted?

It was on the T-shirt Tim McVeigh was wearing at the time of his arrest -- and probably when he set off the bomb in Oklahoma City.

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