Do you have a blog or website? Are you a regular commenter or contributor to a blog? We at Right Pundits have established a network comprised of blogging patriots who understand that it is the duty of each of us to champion the principles of liberty, freedom, an educated engaged citizenry, and representative government. Our network is called ‘The Liberty Tree’ and we are asking you to join us!

The Liberty Tree Network

The Liberty Tree Network

Do you remember The Liberty Tree and the story that surrounds it? There was an old elm tree that stood in Boston Commons in the days before the American Revolution. It was a beautiful old tree that became a real rallying point – a symbol really – for the growing resistance to the rule of England over the feisty American colonies. Called ‘The Liberty Tree,’ it was often decorated with banners and lanterns by ‘the resisters’ and used in communicating their secret messages to each other. Their meetings were regularly held there to express views against the Crown and to vent frustrated emotions.

When the news of The Liberty Tree spread throughout the colonies, local patriots in each of the 13 colonies formed a ‘Sons of Liberty’ group (or network of sorts) and identified a large tree to be used as a meeting place. As resistance to the British grew, flags bearing a representation of The Liberty Tree were flown to symbolize the unwavering spirit of liberty itself. These flags were later a common sight during the battles of the American Revolution.

Of course, the British made The Liberty Tree an object of ridicule and scorn. However, the ridicule and scorn were simply ‘just words’ and many from that day forward said it was under The Liberty Tree that America was born, giving its sons and daughters an inheritance of freedom and democracy.

Today, our country faces a threat from abroad and a threat – in the form of ideological conflict – from within. With the coming of a new administration and the promise of a more bloated and opportunistic government, the need for citizens to resist complacency and to let their voices be heard, has led to a rekindling of the spirit that founded The Sons (and Daughters) of Liberty.

In becoming a member of ‘The Liberty Tree Network’, you will join an informed community of bloggers like JWF at JammieWearingFool and Jonn at This Ain’t Hell that, instead of offering nothing but clever yet empty rhetoric, will actively support and promote liberty, civic responsibility, national security, and the American heritage as our Founding Fathers intended.

Our Liberty Tree Network uses a feature of feedburner that allows blogs to group their posts together into a common “network feed.? This feed is separate from your normal feedburner feed which remains on your blog. The latest posts from network members will display on all member sites who place the feed on their blog, so for a short time each of your posts will be highly visible across the network. You may have noticed it on our own homepage right sidebar.

Whether you are a large blog with a significant readership, or a small blog just getting started, please join us! Complete instructions are here or simply email us at libertytree [at] rightpundits [dot] com.

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‘Sons of Liberty’ song from Johnny Tremain Video