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“THESE ARE THE TIMES THAT TRY MEN’S SOULS”.-Thomas Paine

Posted by justjoe on January 15, 2006

Thomas Paine 1737 – 1809 ,

  1. the “Father of the American Revolution”, was the first to propose, with his publication of Common Sense,
  2. actual American Independence from a system of Aristocratic Royalty –
  3. by suggesting a Democratic Republic for the “United States of America,”
  4. a name attributed to him – with a Unicameral Congress, as adopted by Pennsylvania,
  5. he proposed the Abolition of Negro Slavery;
  6. proposed Arbitration for International Peace;
  7. advocated Justice for Women;
  8. pointed out the Reality of Human Brotherhood;
  9. suggested International Copyright;
  10. invented a suspension bridge and smokeless candle;
  11. proposed the Education of Children of the Poor at public expense;
  12. suggested a Great Republic of All Nations of the world.
  13. He proposed pension payments or Old Age Pensions.
  14. He also suggested protection for dumb animals.

We have honored him when we adopt’ these sane propositions.

You can explore more on Thomas Paine at the following links.

We are in great need for such courage and conviction in these times national crisis.

enjoy

Joe

http://www.morristown.org/tompaine.htm

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Democracy_America/TPaine_FoundingFather.html

http://www.ushistory.org/paine/

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