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Sun Aug 28, 2016, 02:18 AM

Common Sense by Thomas Paine [Philosophy Audiobook]

a good book, but if you don't have the time to read it you can at least listen to it

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beergood Aug 2016 OP
stonecutter357 Aug 2016 #1
beergood Aug 2016 #2
TheBlackAdder Aug 2016 #3
ancianita Aug 2016 #4

Response to beergood (Original post)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 07:46 AM

1. libertarians make me sick.

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 12:57 PM

2. what do you mean?

thomas paine is one of our founding fathers.

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Response to beergood (Original post)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 04:54 PM

3. Ugh! I saw this the other day.

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"You won’t believe but the body parts of some famous historical figures were stolen from them."



http://slightlywarped.com/horrible-things-that-happened-to-the-bodies-of-famous-people/


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Response to beergood (Original post)

Sun Aug 28, 2016, 05:35 PM

4. "Thomas Paine, the incendiary voice of the American Revolution...converts the Christian

love of humanity into the promise of democratic self government," says Lewis Lapham, former editor-in-chief of the oldest magazine in America, Harper's. Lapham stands as a great living generalist intellect of America today.

Thomas Paine said: "The strength of government and the happiness of the governed" is the freedom of the common people to "mutually and naturally support each other."

Paine believed that one's fellow citizens are to be held in honorable regard not because they are rich or notably generous, but because they are one's fellow citizens.

Americans might not be sure where they get their benevolence from, "...forgetting themselves, the beauty of virtue almost never promoted...useful and proved daily..." -- but this concept of citizenship, according to Alexis de Tocqueville, comes from Thomas Paine, whom Tocqueville admired most among the American founders.



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