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Nathan Hale: One Life For Freedom 

July 10

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Nathan Hale
(Just before being hanged by the British)

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Thomas Paine: The Awareness of Battle

July 5

“These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their county; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.

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Founding fathers through a new lens

One by one I found the heroes of the US founding father myth crumbling under the weight of their own identities. I was reading Howard Zinn’s view on the development of American colonial rebellion against the British. 157 more words


Three cheers for religious toleration

This was written for Scientia Salon, and partially repeats some of my previous posts.

In the all-time lists of Good Ideas the principle of religious freedom ranks high, preventing much strife and war and thus being responsible for saving more lives than penicillin and vaccination combined. 2,869 more words


Why Should I Be Paine Attention?

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy.” John Adams