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November 4, 2008

Thomas Jefferson & Refreshing the White House

POLITICS - The following is a quote by Thomas Jefferson:

"God forbid we should ever be twenty years without such a rebellion. The people cannot 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 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."


The concept here is simple. If one political party has been in power for too long then it is time for change. There's a reason why the United States only allows each president a maximum of 8 years. It is to prevent them from becoming a tyrant.

It is a citizen's duty and responsibility that if one political party has been in power too long then it is time to vote for the other party.

America doesn't just need change, it needs a little rebellion.

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