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Common Sense, by Thomas Paine

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posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 06:55 PM
I wonder if its a coincidence that all these revolutionary forces one after another is purely coinicidence .. but who knows...?

any way this is the document which stoked the fires of freedom, so long ago.
So, if you have read it .. read it again .. and if YOU have never read it .. heres your opportunity.

[edit on 27-8-2009 by Anti-Evil]

posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 07:09 PM
I have never read it but I am going to right now.

posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 07:12 PM
Just for fun...

The influence of Bergson had led him (William James) "to renounce the intellectualist method and the current notion that logic is an adequate measure of what can or cannot be." It had induced him, he continued, "to give up logic, squarely and irrevocably" as a method, for he found that "reality, life, experience, concreteness, immediacy, use what word you will, exceeds our logic, overflows, and surrounds it."

posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 08:57 PM
reply to post by Anti-Evil

And if you think for a moment that Thomas Paine's works and visions of liberty and freedom support the "Birthers", "Teabaggers", or "Town Hall Jerry Springer Mobs".... or think that Bob Basso in ANY way reflects the historic Paine - then I suggest reading his other works.

Thomas Paine Archives -

Paine was a radical liberal so far left of left that were he alive today he's be crucified as a socialist/communist. He supported national debt if it works to preserve or enhance the nation's position. He outlined plans for social welfare for everyone via guaranteed wage paid for by the removal of property rights and taxation on goods and services produced on cultivated/developed land. He supported old age pensions/social security. (Rights of Man and Agrarian Justice)

He surely would have been in support of the most socialized form of National Healthcare reform based on his prior views of public welfare, education, pension, etc, as a fundamental right of every man and woman.

posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 09:15 PM
Thomas Paine was a man for the republic, not for the government. We could use someone like him today.

I first read Rights of Man and Common Sense a couple of years ago, and you'd think the man was a profit if he didn't blatantly throw it right in your face that these things were COMMON SENSE.

Paine is the most under-appreciated founding father of this country.

posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 09:40 PM
Thanks for the info. Been meaning to look this up, you saved me some search time.

2nd line

posted on Aug, 27 2009 @ 10:07 PM
Ive been wanting to do a thread on this book for soo and flag..

i hope people can wake up a little...educating themselves and what not...

posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 03:37 PM
reply to post by Lasheic

Well sir, thank you for responding, please pardon me if I insult you.
Visions of Freedom do not include Socialism or Communism... and I am
a Soverign being. I hate im's ... PERIOD. I am an American. I was born free I will die free, and I havent lived a free day in my life time - so the struggle continues 230+ years later. one day we will be free.

posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 06:34 PM
reply to post by Anti-Evil

Insult me? Oh, don't worry about that. I have a pretty thick skin. Thank you, however, for saving me the trouble of insulting you back. Your ignorance of Thomas Paine's actual views while espousing him as inspiration in a tissy-fit over policies and views that Thomas Paine espoused is priceless and far more effective than any ad hominem I could hurl.

Visions of Freedom do not include Socialism or Communism...

... lol, sure. Somehow, I don't see you hooking up a garden hose and trying to put out the flames by yourself if your house caught fire. You'd happily call our government-run socialized fire fighting folk and wave your flag while calling them heroes. Which they are, but you'd never notice or admit the hypocrisy.

Just like you don't appreciate the hypocrisy you've shown here.

posted on Aug, 28 2009 @ 06:57 PM
this guy that does youtube video's is a sell out.

If it same guy.
He went to the whitehouse and shook the hand of the devil lol

So i trust nothing he has to say anymore..he was bought out..

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