Thomas Paine

Thoughts on Defensive War, by Thomas Paine

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: Speeches, Pamphlets, Letters, & Quotes Thoughts on Defensive War, by Thomas Paine July, 1775, Pennsylvania Magazine Could the peaceable principle of the Quakers be...

African Slavery in America, by Thomas Paine

FOUNDERS CORNER LIBRARY: Speeches, Pamphlets, Letters, & Quotes African Slavery in America, by Thomas Paine March 8, 1775 To Americans: That some desperate wretches should be willing to...

Thomas Paine: If this is not slavery …

Liberty Letters, Thomas Paine, 1776 Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to tax) but...

Thomas Paine on Just War

LIBERTY LETTERS WITH STEVE FARRELL In his 1776 bestseller “Common Sense," Thomas Paine cautions his fellow Americans that “a long habit of not thinking a...

Common Sense, by Thomas Paine

Liberty Letters, Thomas Paine, January 1776 INTRODUCTION Perhaps the sentiments contained in the following pages, are not YET sufficiently fashionable to procure them general favour; a...

Thomas Paine: The Almighty’s Protest Against Monarchy

They Were Believers, Thomas Paine, 1776 Mankind being originally equals in the order of creation, the equality could only be destroyed by some subsequent circumstance;...

Thomas Paine: The Almighty's Protest Against Monarchy

They Were Believers, Thomas Paine, 1776 Mankind being originally equals in the order of creation, the equality could only be destroyed by some subsequent circumstance;...

Paine: A Precedent That Will Reach to Himself

Liberty Letters, Thomas Paine He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty,...

Thomas Paine on Being “Temperate and Moderate”

Liberty Letters, Thomas Paine Those words, "temperate and moderate," are words either of political cowardice, or of cunning, or seduction. -- A thing, moderately good...

Thomas Paine on Being "Temperate and Moderate"

Liberty Letters, Thomas Paine Those words, "temperate and moderate," are words either of political cowardice, or of cunning, or seduction. -- A thing, moderately good...

Thomas Paine: Liberty, Hard Work, and Blessings

Liberty Letters, Thomas Paine Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it. Source: Thomas Paine, The...

Thomas Paine: The American Crisis I

Liberty Letters, Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776 THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will,...