Comment: I have never posted on Blair,

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I have never posted on Blair,

I have never posted on Blair, and don't even know (or care to know) who he was.

Paine was a socialist widely disliked by the actual founding fathers of this country. This fact seems to be overlooked by people who want an atheist figure to laud. And his socialism makes most socialists look moderate - although socialism's spread has getting worse.

When you push Paine, you're pushing socialism.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.