Thomas Paine: Firebrand for Freedom

Today's birthday is Thomas Paine's.

Agent provocateur 'gainst tyrannical reigns.

This  rousing  pamphleteer was  a  clarion call

For American independence and freedom for all.

One of my favorite Paine quotes is from his pamphlet "The Crisis". "Mutual fear is the principal link in the chain of mutual love."  What inspired cadence and symmetry!

 

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