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First Principles: Let Us Face Trouble That Our Children May Know Peace

“If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.” – Thomas Paine, The American Crisis, No. 1, 1776          

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First Principles: Trying Times Take Courage To Facedown

THESE are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man … Continue reading

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First Principles: The Revolution Was Fought For Freedom and Honest Persons

“We fight not to enslave, but to set a country free, and to make room upon the earth for honest men to live in.” —Thomas Paine (1777), in The American Crisis No. 4 This essay may be read in its entirety … Continue reading

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First Principles: Freedom Requires the Will To Fight For It

“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”  – Thomas Paine The series of The American Crisis essays can be read in their entirety here: http://www.ushistory.org/Paine/crisis/index.htm

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