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Jim Hightower | US Populist Movement Is on the Rise

WHAT IT IS: For some 238 years, it has been the chief political impulse in America’s body politick — determinedly democratic, vigilantly resistant to the oppressive power of corporations and Wall Street, committed to grassroots percolate-up economics, and firmly rooted in my old daddy’s concept of “Everybodyness,” recognizing that we’re all in this together.

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Human Rights

Fundamentalist Christians Argue for Deism

Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, Voltaire, and most leaders of the Enlightenment would be considered atheists in today’s world.
In fact, they were Deists. 286 more words

Religion

Quote of the day, Sept. 16

Thomas Paine, on the right to vote (1795)

“The right of voting for representatives is the primary right by which other rights are protected. To take away this right is to reduce a man to slavery, for slavery consists in being subject to the will of another, and he that has not a vote in the election of representatives is in this case.”

General

For your information and edification

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Ben Franklin

SERIOUS PAINE

These are the times that try men’s souls.  –Thomas Paine, December 19, 1776

God knows I have a sense of humor, even as I raised the question (in my last post) as to whether  502 more words

Quotes & Proverbs

Melting into air

Danny Dorling’s All that is Solid: The Great Housing Disaster takes its title from a sentence in The Communist Manifesto, which Dorling quotes at the very end of his book: 1,975 more words

Literature

USA's Name

Jorge laughed as he presented me with a thick coin on my birthday a couple of weeks ago. “Now you have something to spend when you decide to go to Mexico. 524 more words

History