This year you can celebrate the event with the Florida Veterans for Common Sense in Florida or the much celebrated the Thomas Paine Society in California.
Thomas Paine articles on Democracy Chronicles
Born in 1737 England, Thomas Paine was perhaps the most important advocate for democracy in history and saw worldwide democracy as his ultimate goal. He fought with George Washington in the American Revolution while advocating for the end of slavery, the empowerment of women and diplomacy with Native American tribes. As the leading voice for democracy in the French Revolution, he stood alone calling for the end of the death penalty before the revolution devolved into the Reign of Terror, only barely escaping execution by guillotine himself. Contemporary poet Joel Barlow said, "Without the pen of Thomas Paine, the sword of Washington would have been raised in vain". Also see our articles on the Founding Fathers.
In honor of Thomas Paine’s 283rd birthday today, I am proud to announce a new collection I have put together to showcase some of my favorite artistic creations that highlight the founding father. This meme collection is free for you to spread around!
Florida Veterans for Common Sense will honor American Patriot Thomas Paine at our annual Paine birthday celebration dinner and award winner Desmond Meade.
History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it myself,” then penned the four-volume A History of the English-Speaking Peoples.
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A dedicated cult following is still actively engaged with the legacy of the amazing pro-democracy revolutionary Thomas Paine
Although known for other political philosophies, Founding Father Thomas Paine’s monetary policy gets less attention
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Paine Day needs to be a national holiday to celebrate the international impact of founding father
How should we teach history in public school when so many different opinions exist, even locally?