Re: The Liberty Tree
This is my take on the Liberty Tree.
The Liberty Tree was the first flag of the United States rebellion against grate Brittian, went on to be the first Flag of the Navy, and was almost the Official Flag of the United States. [Damn Betsy Ross!] The exclamation "An Appeal to Heaven." was taken from John Locke...
"for wherever violence is used, and injury done, though by hands appointed to administer justice, it is still violence and injury, however coloured with the name, pretences, or forms of law...war is made upon the sufferers, who having no appeal on earth to right them, they are left to the only remedy in such cases, an appeal to heaven."
The flag recently made an appearance on the HBO original series John Adams, It can be seen briefly during the Intro and is seen being carried by the Sons of Liberty in the first episode. To me this symbolizes Revolution more than anything else i could think of, and I’ve always wanted a t-shirt of this lesser known patriotic symbol.