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Thomas Paine The most valuable Englishman ever

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scawarren's picture

My favorite quote...

“The duty of a patriot is to protect his country from its government.”
― Thomas Paine

To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.
e.e. cummings

He's my hero

He differed from the rest. He wanted a revolution of all institutions in our lives and paid the price for it.

He makes most of our founding fathers look like flunkies.


For Freedom!
The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Thomas Paine - marginalized key force toward independence

This narrative of Thomas Paine's impact via writing (and many Americans reading and listening) should be inspiration towards many of us as we share our hearts full of liberty and the message of freedom in our times.