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The Liberty Tribune

Our blog consists of vineyard happenings, winemaking insights, event highlights, 
and selected quotes from Founders!

Thomas Jefferson
February 14, 2024 | Thomas Jefferson

Life + Liberty

The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time.

Time Posted: Feb 14, 2024 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Life + Liberty Permalink
Thomas Jefferson
January 24, 2024 | Thomas Jefferson

Liberty in a Featherbed

We are not to expect to be translated from despotism to liberty in a featherbed.

Time Posted: Jan 24, 2024 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Liberty in a Featherbed Permalink
James Madison
November 30, 2023 | James Madison

Abridgments of Freedom

"There are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations."

Time Posted: Nov 30, 2023 at 9:00 AM Permalink to Abridgments of Freedom Permalink
Adam Smith
November 22, 2023 | Adam Smith

Art of Government

"There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of people."

Time Posted: Nov 22, 2023 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Art of Government Permalink
Thomas Jefferson
November 15, 2023 | Thomas Jefferson

Sea of Liberty

The boisterous sea of liberty is never without a wave.

Time Posted: Nov 15, 2023 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Sea of Liberty Permalink
John Adams
November 8, 2023 | John Adams

Liberty and Knowledge

"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people, who have a right…and a desire to know; but besides this, they have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the characters and conduct of their rulers."

Time Posted: Nov 8, 2023 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Liberty and Knowledge Permalink
Thomas Jefferson
November 1, 2023 | Thomas Jefferson

Be Informed

If we are to guard against ignorance and remain free, it is the responsibility of every American to be informed.

Time Posted: Nov 1, 2023 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Be Informed Permalink
Thomas Jefferson
October 18, 2023 | Thomas Jefferson

Govt vs The People

When government fears the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.

Time Posted: Oct 18, 2023 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Govt vs The People Permalink
James Madison
October 11, 2023 | James Madison

Prologue to a Farce

A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both.  

Time Posted: Oct 11, 2023 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Prologue to a Farce Permalink
Benjamin Rush
September 20, 2023 | Benjamin Rush

Law --> Liberty

Where there is no law, there is no liberty.

Time Posted: Sep 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM Permalink to Law --> Liberty Permalink