Thomas Paine

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Thomas Paine was a great thinking man of incredible ideas that reflect how man should be able to live. An incredible and magnanimous thinker for freedom.

All Men, Women, and Children Should Be Free

An ideological philosophy based on common truths such as The "power of the pen" consummated with an awareness that "An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot," can drive an uneducated man forward despite his fallen human condition and bring hope to the common man, a secuatious nation as well as the entirety of mankind. "Every person of learning is finally his own teacher," states Thomas Paine, a common man of limited education but a magnanimous desire in his heart to learn and discover the many hidden truths that well up inside all of us, for truth comes from within a dwelling place of He who is the eternal Law of Nature.
Even during the point of defeat the American Continental Army found courage and strength through one of Thomas Paine's series of pamphlets of ideological and philosophical idea of thought, "The American Crisis" whereas originated one of Paine's prolific quotes, "These are the times that try men's souls."
The Americans and the French lay claim to Thomas Paine as being the true father and philosopher of the revolution for it was the understanding the common man acquired through Paine's "Common Sense" that led both simultaneous Revolutions to victory. Paine also believed his purpose to be of a Divine calling. He believed and stated that, "Every religion is good that teaches man to be good." He also felt quite strongly that even though one man may make a difference in a matter of conflict that no man has the right to govern another. His radical ideology was that all nations should work together for the harmonious balance of all nations.
Thomas Paine's powerful passion to be free, not only as an individual but for the nations of the world as well, and his contention towards all types of injustice fueled his writings and created in American history a man to be regarded as one of the great thinkers of all time. Another statement of Paine's was a deeply profound passion for his appointed calling to being a life he felt he was best suited for, the life of a thinker of ideas. This is what drove him to write "Common Sense" and proceed onward with a series of essays and exegesis works of the eternal birth of freedom in every human life's soul's descriptive characteristic of truth.
Thomas Jefferson gave rise to Paine's intelligent comprehension as a writer by stating, "No writer has exceeded Paine in ease and familiarity of style, in perspicuity of expression, happiness of elucidation, and in simple and unassuming language." Thomas Paine was that man and a forgotten founding father of our great nation.
It was written about Tom Paine that he sought to destroy in a very short period of time the feudal and chivalric life which "all the boasted wisdom of our ancestors labored to bring to perfection." For Tom, it was an age of chivalric nonsense. He ridiculed and made fun of British society in Common Sense with the senseless idea of a nation being ruled by hereditary monarchy. Tom felt that there was "more worth in one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived." He felt what was important in determining a man's wealth was his productivity and I suspect creativity than a man's pedigree and stature.
Tom Paine was a man loved by the common man. In 1792 he stated that there were two different classes of men, one was the angry taxpayer and the other, the one who made a living off the taxpayer. Paine knew even 150 years ago that "when taxation is carried to excess it cannot fail to disunite the two," which is what was happening in England during his day.
In essence, it has been written, "Man knows no Master save creating Heaven, or those whom choice and common Good ordain."
Possibly one reason Thomas Paine has all been forgotten as a founding father of America is his final statement which seemed to be without any hard feelings on his part that all men, women, and children should enjoy the civil and religious rights but the unwise example set forth of mingling politics and religion, "may be disavowed and reprobated by every inhabitant of America."
I think Thomas Paine speaks for so many good people struggling still in a country so advanced that it has in fact, by the people at least, forgotten this great hero of American history, and the influence of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense."

An ideological philosophy based on common truths such as The "power of the pen" consummated with an awareness that "An army of principles can penetrate where an army of soldiers cannot," can drive an uneducated man forward despite his fallen human condition and bring hope to the common man, a secuatious nation as well as the entirety of mankind. "Every person of learning is finally his own teacher," states Thomas Paine, a common man of limited education but a magnanimous desire in his heart to learn and discover the many hidden truths that well up inside all of us for truth comes from within a dwelling place of He whom is the eternal Law of Nature.
Even during the point of defeat the American Continental Army found courage and strength through one of Thomas Paine's series of pamphlets of ideological and philosophical idea of thought, "The American Crisis" whereas originated one of Paine's prolific quotes,"These are the times that try men's souls."
The Americans and the French lay claim to Thomas Paine as being the true father and philosopher of the revolution for it was the understanding the common man acquired through Paine's "Common Sense" that led both simultaneous Revolutions to victory. Paine also believed his purpose to be of a Divine calling. He believed and stated that, "Every religion is good that teaches man to be good." He also felt quite strongly that even though one man may make a difference in a matter of conflict that no man has the right to govern another. His radical ideology was that all nations should work together for the harmonious balance of all nations.
Thomas Paine's powerful passion to be free, not only as an individual but for the nations of the world as well, and his contention towards all types of injustice fueled his writings and created in American history a man to be regarded as one of the great thinkers of all time. Another statement of Paine's was a deeply profound passion for his appointed calling to being a life he felt he was best suited for was the life of a thinker of ideas. This is what drove him to write "Common Sense" and proceed onward with a series of essays and exegesis works of the eternal birth of freedom in every human life's soul's descriptive characteristic of truth.
Thomas Jefferson gave rise to Paine's intelligent comprehension as a writer by stating,"No writer has exceeded Paine in ease and familiarity of style, in perspicuity of expression, happiness of elucidation, and in simple and unassuming language." Thomas Paine was that man and a forgotten founding father of our great nation.
It was written about Tom Paine that he sought to destroy in a very short period of time the feudal and chivalric life which "all the boasted wisdom of our ancestors labored to bring to perfection." For Tom, it was an age of chivalric nonsense. He ridiculed and made fun of British society in Common Sense with the senseless idea of a nation being ruled by hereditary monarchy. Tom felt that there was "more worth in one honest man to society and in the sight of God, than all the crowned ruffians that ever lived." He felt what was important in determining a man's wealth was his productivity and I suspect creativity than a man's pedigree and stature.
Tom Paine was a man loved by the common man. In 1792 he stated that there were two different classes of me, one was the angry taxpayer and the other, the one who made a living off the taxpayer. Paine knew even 150 years ago that "when taxation is carried to excess it cannot fail to disunite the two," which is what was happening in England during his day.
In essence, it has been written, "Man knows no Master save creating Heaven, or those whom choice and common Good ordain."
Possibly one reason Thomas Paine has all been forgotten as a founding father of America is his final statement which seemed to be without any hard feelings on his part that all men, women, and children should enjoy the civil and religious rights but the unwise example set forth of mingling politics and religion, "may be disavowed and reprabated by every inhabitant of America."
I think Thomas Paine speaks for so many people struggling still in a country so advanced that it has in fact, by the people at least, forgotten this great hero of American history, and the influence of Thomas Paine's "Common Sense."

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