"As we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others, we should be glad of the opportunity provided to serve self-interest when Al Gore created the internet; and we should also thank Mark Zuckerburg and Jack Dorsey for creating Facebook and Twitter out of the kindness of their big hearts and not the thinness of their small wallets."
-Ben Franklin, Autobiography (1742)

Friday, August 24, 2012

The Tree of Liberty and Lance Armstrong

Thomas Jefferson, unsurprisingly, commented on the Lance Armstrong blood doping controversy 225 years ago.

On November 13th, 1787 he wrote a letter to William Smith saying:

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the doped blood of patriots & tyrants. It is it's natural manure."

Jefferson was obviously talking about Armstrong's battle with the USADA. It seems as though Armstrong's blood has already been spilled time and time again as they have asked for numerous samples. The resolution seems quite simple. It's time for the tyrants to spill blood as well, USADA owes a piece of flesh.

For our tree of liberty to be strong and healthy we need the blood of both, the manure is week and can't be made stronger without the blood of the USADA. Keep fighting Lance! Jefferson believes in you.


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