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Booker: We Are in Need of a Revolution in This Country

"Jefferson even talked about the need for us to always have a revolutionary spirit in this country. We are in need of a revolution," Booker said.

By NTK Staff | 09.17.2018 @10:20am

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) said that the United States is “in need of a revolution,” during a speech applauding Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. on Friday.

“I really want to say something about the congresswomen. There are a lot of incredible young leaders emerging all across our country, and that is really important that we get new blood, new opportunities,” Booker said. “But there is something to be said about folks who have been steady in their work and in their fight for years and years and years.”

“We are in need, and this something that Jefferson even talked about, the need for us to always have a revolutionary spirit in this country. We are in need of a revolution,” Booker said.

“I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical,” Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to James Madison on January 30, 1787 about Shays’ Rebellion, an armed uprising in Massachusetts.

In another letter about Shays’ Rebellion, Jefferson also wrote, “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

Booker’s remarks were filmed by Capitol Intel Group/BBN and posted on their YouTube page on Sunday.

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