Jefferson clearly understood the message his Declaration of Independence would send to all future generations. Jefferson wanted to make it clear that in order to preserve liberty a country would have to shed the blood of its patriots from time to time, and that the laws of a nation always rested with its citizens alone.
As the Tea Parties take place across America this holiday weekend, we see domocracy in action as its citizens gather and send a message to Washington that its leaders are shirking their duty in running responsible government.
Whether the media chooses to ignore the thousands of Tea Parties is irrelevant. The fact will remain that the message has been sent, and that We the People will not allow the tyranny to continue.