February 14th, 2010

South park

Thomas Jefferson Quote

It's a shame, but just yesterday I found out the full meaning and the background of the famous Thomas Jefferson quote: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants". Unfortunately in Russia people often interpret it as some brutal notion of democracy, built on blood of its citizens, because some politicians like to use the quotation without any explanation of true meaning.