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Spend Your Tax Day Remembering Thomas Paine

“[A] by-stander, not blinded by prejudice… would declare, that taxes were not raised to carry on wars, but that wars were raised to carry on taxes.”

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en·light·en·ment  (inˈlītnmənt,enˈlītnmənt) : the action of enlightening or the state of being enlightened.

Have you ever wondered what else there is to learn about Enlightenment and/or where it even came from or started?  770 more words

First Principles: At Times, Honesty Requires the Willingness To Offend

“He who dares not offend cannot be honest.”– Thomas Paine, in The Forester’s Letters, April 24, 1776

The Forester Letters may be read here: 10 more words

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Praying Big

To my great surprise, I burst into tears while telling my husband about the appointment of “hawkish”John Bolton as the new National Security Adviser. “What are we going to do now!!! 416 more words

Living As Apprentices
  • “Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.” ~Thomas Paine (1777)
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The King of America?

When I was recently “rereading” (listening to the Librivox audio of) Common Sense by Thomas Paine, something stood out to me that hadn’t stood out before. 1,039 more words


Why Did American Colonists Become United Against England?

Colonial Americans enjoyed relative independence from England until 1763, which marked the cessation of the Seven Years’ War. Prior to that time, the British government had paid little attention to the domestic affairs conducted by their American colonists. 203 more words