New Blog: Refreshing the Tree

Aug 3/4 Training Weekend AAR # 6
August 14, 2013
Article: Obama’s Plan to Destroy America
August 14, 2013

I received the following by email:

I just wanted to let you know your posts the past few days have inspired me to start my own blog. I will be training with you in October. I just wanted to share my first post with you and your readers……”

“……The blog is called “Refreshing the Tree” based on what Jefferson said about the tree of liberty.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Why “Refreshing the Tree”?

As my fellow Founder Thomas Jefferson said:

“The people can not 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 a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. We have had 13. states independant 11. years. There has been one rebellion. That comes to one rebellion in a century and a half for each state. What country ever existed a century and a half without a rebellion? And what country can preserve it’s 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 it’s natural manure. Our Convention has been too much impressed by the insurrection of Massachusets: and in the spur of the moment they are setting up a kite to keep the hen yard in order. I hope in god this article will be rectified before the new constitution is accepted.” 
Why would Jefferson say this?  Are there parallels to the current state of the union, ?
The solution for our Nation may simply be what Jefferson recommended above. This blog will seek to be a discussion of the ways liberty and exceptionalism can be restored to a once great land. This blog does seek civil unrest or anarchy. What this blog does advocate is the survival of the Republic, at all costs. You, the reader, must decide what your limits in the fight for liberty are. Will you be the sunshine patriot and the summer soldier? Or will you, when you’ve already lost everything, give even more in the struggle for the restoration of the liberty for all? If you are not ready to do that, fine. Seek training, read some history, maybe even grow a pair. You have to understand one simple concept; you are either part of the problem, or part of the solution. You see, many of us “tea-bagging extremists” as we are affectionately know by the media, have already drawn the proverbial line in the sand. And while are lines may be different than others, most of us have drawn it. For some, it is simply not voting Republican or Democrat again – it is voting for the man or woman of virtue, wisdom and principal. For others, the line is perhaps more ready for the eventual collapse of the Nation and the transformation into a complete and total Police/Surveillance State. And for the latter line in the sand, those of us who see or prepare for these events, have made sure in our mind what we are willing to do and not to do. 
For the NSA reading this as I type, go pound sand.
For the Patriots who may stumble across this in their spare time in between prepping, training, praying, worshiping, leading a family, teaching a family – thank you. I seek to offer a voice from the younger generation of patriots. I am in my early 20s and a recent college graduate. I am unapologetic for my faith. I will not be intimidated by government thugs and I will not back down from them. I have a desire to train with you in the Patriot community, to learn from you, to discuss, and who knows maybe even meet some of you in the future. 
This blog may, at times, simply be a way for my to list the grievances of this government. And it may be a blog for me to relay some information I may have that perhaps you do not. I seek to grow and learn with you all as we head towards the future of restoration, of refreshing the tree. 
-John Langdon
SO. It’s not just us angry old guys then. Good job.

Live Hard, Die Free.



  1. John Langdon says:

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  2. John Langdon says:

    Made a few editing revisions. It’s funny what happens to context when you leave certain words out.

    Thanks again to Max.

  3. Dvc Prepper says:

    Good job John, I will be following ya. Another angry old guy looking forward to a “youthful” perspective.

  4. idahobob says:

    Added to my daily read list.

    Another old guy.