The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. It is it’s natural manure. Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Stephens Smith, November 13, 1787. By: Redactor David Stockman David Stockman Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website + 7 = fourteen Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.