Remembering Thomas Paine

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Remembering Thomas Paine

THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER," and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God.

http://www.historyguide.org/intellect/paine.html

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Re: Remembering Thomas Paine

Forgot to mention the Bill       HR 1955

The one that turns real Americans into terrorists under this bill. Anyone who protests against the government will be suspect!

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Re: Remembering Thomas Paine

Thanks investorzzo - Great post and interesting video. Bill 1955 is eerily Orwellian-like.

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