The Tree of Liberty Blood Drop Morale Patch
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"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson
This patch is in a rather unique shape to depict a blood drop based on Jefferson's time honored quote. Hook and look backing.
Pricing is a little higher on this patch because of the unique cut.
Historically, there WAS a Liberty Tree in Boston. It was destroyed by the Red Coats however.
"The Liberty Tree (1646–1775) was a famous elm tree that stood in Boston near Boston Common, in the years before the American Revolution (1776–1783). In 1765, colonists in Boston staged the first act of defiance against the British government at the tree. The tree became a rallying point for the growing resistance to the rule of Britain over the American colonies and for that reason it was felled by British soldiers in 1775". read more...
"...And what country can preserve its 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 its natural manure."
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