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On Liberty and Oppression....

“Call to mind the sentiments which nature has engraved in the heart of every citizen, and which take a new force when they are solemnly recognized by all: For a nation to love liberty, it is sufficient that she knows it; and to be free, it is sufficient that she wills it.” 11 more words

Social Issues

The Rights of Man - Quote 2

279 years ago Thomas Paine was born in Thetford, Norfolk.

A powerful motivational quotation:

“When it becomes necessary to do a thing, the whole heart and soul should go into the measure, or not attempt it.”


Burke v. Paine

The things one finds on the internet!  A debate between Edmund Burke, the foremost critic of the French Revolution, and Thomas Paine, an ardent defender of the French Revolution.  110 more words

Thomas Paine, a talk

I delivered a 20 min talk last Saturday night at the Thomas Paine Hotel in his birthplace, Thetford, to a party of Paine fans who celebrate his birth each year. 322 more words

State And Government

'Dangerous Speech: Would the Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today?' by John W. Whitehead

“If you can’t say ‘Fuck’ you can’t say, ‘Fuck the government.’” ― Lenny Bruce

Not only has free speech become a four-letter word—profane, obscene, uncouth, not to be uttered in so-called public places—but in more and more cases, the government deems free speech to be downright dangerous and in some instances illegal.

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Thomas Paine on Term Limits

A colony of people might, in the beginning, meet under a tree to discuss matters affecting the whole. But as that colony grows in both number and area, it gets increasingly difficult for everyone to meet. 107 more words


Brushfires of Freedom

My favorite quote lately:

It does not take a majority to prevail… but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men. 283 more words