I commend Bob Dylan for grasping Thomas Paine’s essence, and for putting it to use. He did a much better job than most historians in that time.
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When they feel the justices have gone beyond their authority, the president and Congress can take measures to restrain SCOTUS.
It would be interesting to see how the Fourth Circuit approaches and judges on Cawthorn v. Amalfi brought on grounds of the 1868 Act.
Thomas Paine defines government as separate from society, and indeed if society functioned perfectly there would be no need for government.
Libertarianism is the feeble step-child of anarchism: espousing that the individual is everything, the collective is always oppressive.
Central to Paine’s political theories are his ideology of first principles. The foundation of these principles is equality, and as a direct result, justice.
Thomas Paine is the founder of modern democracy. He crafted the democratic movement in three countries, and it spread on its own around the world.
Robert Kagan is a foreign policy expert who turned his focus to the US last fall in a column titled “Our Constitutional Crisis Is Already Here”.
We are talking with an assistant Professor at the University of Washington, and author of the forthcoming book laboratories against democracy.
Born in England on January 29, 1736, the largely forgotten Thomas Paine is known in some circles as the “most-important Englishman whoever lived”.