Thomas Paine Quotes That Will Make You Want to Rebel
“We have it in our power to begin the world over again.”
In a sense, Thomas Paine’s greatest role in the foundation of the United States was as a propagandist. His pamphlets Common Sense and The American Crisis both stirred up fiery rebellious sentiment against British rule. Although he did not sign the Declaration of Independence, Paine was every bit a Founding Father. The British would most certainly have turned him into a windchime had the patriots not won the war.
Thomas Paine quotes reflect many of the ideas which the Founding Fathers presented in the Declaration of Independence. And while they acknowledged that a country’s government should not be changed will nilly, the Founding Fathers never treated the English monarchy as something deserving of reverence. Surely they all recalled what Paine wrote in Common Sense as they did so:
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