For over 15 years, LibertyTree® has been offering the finest books, video tapes, audio tapes, collectibles, and other items to supporters of personal and economic liberty. The LibertyTree Review and Catalog is published twice each year, in spring and again in autumn, and is sent to over 250,000 customers. This Web site includes all of the items in our catalogs along with new items that arrive after our catalogs have been printed.
LibertyTree is non-partisan; we do not receive funding from any political party, group, or organization, nor do we offer support (financial or otherwise) to any political candidates, parties, or organizations. Our "politics," such as they are, are in the classical liberal tradition of John Locke, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Edmund Burke. We believe in maximizing personal and economic liberties and minimizing the power of the state. We advocate free, unfettered markets. We support personal freedoms such as freedom of speech and freedom of religion. And we reject the notion that strong, centralized governments are the best way to provide for individual and societal needs. We believe in the words that Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1803: "It behooves every man who values liberty for himself to resist invasions of it in the case of others."
The books and other items offered by LibertyTree reflect this philosophy. We offer the works and collected writings of such titans of liberty as Thomas Paine, Baron de Montesquieu, Alexis De Tocqueville, Thomas Jefferson, Adam Smith, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and James Madison. We also offer books by distinguished historians and economists such as Forrest McDonald, Merrill Jensen, Charles A. Beard, Gordon Wood, Merrill D. Peterson, F. A. Hayek, and Ludwig Von Mises. And we carry a selection of today's most engaging political writers and economists, including Thomas Sowell, Milton Friedman, P. J. O'Rourke, Shelby Steele, Murray Rothbard, Harry Browne, George Gilder, Ayn Rand, and others.
What Was "The Liberty Tree"?
In Boston, Massachusetts during 1765, individuals calling themselves the "Sons of Liberty" gathered under a large elm tree, corner of Essex Sreet and Orange Street, to protest the hated Stamp Act imposed by the British Government. The Stamp Act was more than a revenue-raising tax imposed upon the colonists from distant London; it was also a means of censorship, or a "knowledge tax," on the rights of the colonists to write and read freely since it applied to papers, newspapers, advertisements, and other publications and legal document. The "Sons of Liberty" concluded their protest by hanging tax collectors in effigy from the tree they had gathered under. From that day forward, the tree became known as "the Liberty Tree."
In the year that followed, almost every American town had its own Liberty Tree---a living symbol of popular support for individual liberty and resistance to tyranny. When the British later seized Boston in 1775, they cut down the original Liberty Tree and used it for firewood. This act only further enraged the colonists. As resistance to the British grew, flags bearing a representation of the Liberty Tree were flown to symbolize the unwavering spirit of liberty. These flags were later a common sight during the battles of the American Revolution.
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