Comment: Is Paine one of the Founding Fathers?

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Is Paine one of the Founding Fathers?

I did not think he had any influence past the Revolutionary war. He roused the people to tear down the old order with "Common Sense", but did he have any role in building the new order? Did have have any role in The Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, or the Constitution? Did he hold any elected or appointed office in the early days of the Republic?

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