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The Violent Seduction of Thomas Paine by Rocket Kirchner

by Rocket Kirchner
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August 25, 2016

I was recently rereading Thomas Paine’s Common Sense the other day, and it was making a great deal of common sense. 558 more words


Thomas Paine and Common Sense

Thomas Paine was born in Norfolk, England in January of 1737. After a short time in school, he worked for his father( a quaker), until he then became an officer of the excise. 412 more words

On Thomas Paine and Human Equality

Thomas Paine was a leading political figure in colonial America, and his work, specifically his pamphlet Common Sense, were fundamental in the push for American Revolution and independence from Britain. 1,150 more words

The Olive Branch Petition

  1. Congress adopted this respectful, and even submissive, tone because they believed the King would respond better to it and would encourage him to stop the war from happening.
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My Favorite Revolutionary--Maybe….

One of my essays from a series I did this spring on real revolutionaries is up on The Good Men Project, a website I adore. “ 26 more words

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty.

An avidity to punish is always dangerous to liberty. It leads men to stretch, to misinterpret, and to misapply even the best of laws. He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

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