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On July 4, Remember: We Are Not French

Caravaggio Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 11:28 AM
"So ask the travelled inhabitant of any nation, In what country on earth would you rather live? &—Certainly in my own, where are all my friends, my relations, and the earliest & sweetest affections and recollections of my life. Which would be your second choice? France." - Thomas Jefferson, "Autobiography"
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On July 4, Remember: We Are Not French

Caravaggio Wrote: Jul 06, 2012 11:20 AM
Make that "the tree of liberty must from time to time be watered with the blood of patriots and tyrants".
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On July 4, Remember: We Are Not French

Caravaggio Wrote: Jul 05, 2012 2:12 PM
Although the guillotine is strongly associated with the French Revolution for obvious reasons, the actual symbol of the revolution was the tricolor cockade, adopted in 1789 and comprising the blue and red of the Paris militia and the white of the ancien regime and signifying a "national cockade." It was worn by the troops of the National Guard commanded by Lafayette. The blue, white, and red color scheme was adopted a year later for the national flag, the famous, and still beautiful, drapeau tricolore. Vive la France!
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