‘The American Crisis’: 250 years after Thomas Paine

In 1980, when Ronald Regean accepted his party’s nomination for president, he reminisced about our nation’s past and its “shared values.” He mentioned how far America had drifted from the ethos of our founding of national unity, individual responsibility, with a patriotic and a limited government. He called for a return to the spirit of principles and ideas of Thomas Paine’s, “Common Sense.”

Posted 6/26/20

Of all our great founders whose ideas he wanted for America, Ronald Reagan quoted the one who was not honored as a founder, Thomas Paine. Although he inspired and unified the colonies with …

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