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Frank Rich: Guns Of August And The Threat Of The Radical Right

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First Posted: 09/22/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:55 PM ET

New York Times:

"IT is time to water the tree of liberty" said the sign carried by a gun-toting protester milling outside President Obama's town-hall meeting in New Hampshire two weeks ago. The Thomas Jefferson quote that inspired this message, of course, said nothing about water: "The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." That's the beauty of a gun -- you don't have to spell out the "blood."

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